I am not June Cleaver. I’m just not. My mom was pretty darn close, so before I became a mom, I assumed I would be great at it, too. I was wrong! I’m not June Cleaver nor Carolyn Murdock (my mom). I’m just Heather Hooks; that’s all I can be.
I have a relationship with Jesus. I am a wife and a work-from-home mom of two children. I am a daughter, a sister, and an aunt. I have only ever lived in North Carolina. I am a teacher and a photographer. I discovered, once I had kids, that I was a selfish control-freak with a short fuse on a bad temper that my children see far too often.
At our house, dirty dishes sometimes stay in the sink overnight and bathrooms aren’t cleaned as often as they should be. The floors usually need to be vacuumed or swept, and I am pretty sure I have become nose-blind to the trash can in the kitchen.
I am learning to be a wife who respects her husband. This hasn’t always been the case in my marriage. Learning to trust God and accept His sovereignty over my life has shown me pieces of my own self that could be more God-centered: my marriage, my parenting, my relationships with others, how I spend my free time…
God hasn’t always been the focus of my life though. I was raised in a Christian home and was saved when I was 12 years old, but when I got older, I chose to turn my back and walk away from God and do my own thing for a while.
How’d that work for me, you ask? You’ll have to keep reading to find out ;-)…that’s what this blog is all about.
This blog will be an honest and open look at my life and my faith journey. I will be as transparent as possible. You’ll read my testimony, how God has worked in my life, my struggles and triumphs, what I am learning about marriage and parenting…who knows what else…maybe even a recipe or cleaning tip here and there. I am letting God take the lead and direct me on this; I’ll just do the typing.
The main goal here is to write to you so you’ll know who God is based on what He has done in my life. These aren’t just my stories. These are God’s stories, and I write to share them with you.
Feel free to introduce yourself. I’d love to know who is here with me.