I am Stephanie, married eleven years to a wonderful, exasperating man who thinks I’m the exasperating one (and he’s probably right). We love and baffle each other, and most of the time, it works.
I am a mother to three beautiful children (told you I’m biased)—Jenica (9), Tarica (6), and Micah (3)—whom I love beyond words. I botch this mothering business every day, much to my consternation. My ideals have met with reality, and reality wins all the time.
There are also three little strangers in heaven, children I never had a chance to hold, gained through miscarriage. I wrote a book about miscarriage called Light My Candle, Prayers in the Darkness of Miscarriage. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for purchasing information.
Tarica was diagnosed with epilepsy in March of 2014. For a good portion of that year, her seizures were uncontrolled, even with medication. In 2015, she had brain surgery, which wasn’t successful. However, she is currently not seizing and leading a normal life with the help of an anti-seizure drug. We praise God for the grace He has shown our family.
The other details? I am a Mennonite by name, a follower of Jesus by heart. (I botch that last one also, but God is patient with me.) I am a writer and a thinker whose idea of a good time usually involves solitude and coffee and words. I love learning and honesty and books and challenges. I don’t like housework, so I get to practice self-discipline every day.
The rest of it you’ll have to pick up in bits and pieces as we go along. You can come along with me by subscribing to receive updates. I don’t know where we’re going, not yet, on all kinds of levels, but if you come with me, none of us will travel alone.