I don’t believe we were ever meant to be able to sum up the whole of our lives in neat little packages or through catchy tag lines and titles. It's even more difficult imagining each of us attempting to catalog ourselves by the season of life we're in, or not in. Not only does it do the journey we're on injustice, but it also forgets the unimaginable ways the Lord is working through our lives; the whole of our lives. Life is messy and unpredictable. We're constantly growing and changing and becoming. And, I quite like it that way.
One day, I'll write a book on the biggest lesson the Lord is continuing to teach me through all of this becoming. Until then, here's what you might want to know right now.
Most people call me Tab, but Tabitha is okay, too. Most days, I answer mainly to cries (and more often, screams) of momma. Thankfully, those are punctuated by the sweet names my husband calls me, to which I will spare you the details. But, speaking of my husband - I've been married to him for almost a decade. There are still days where I can hardly believe I met him in the middle of the night at Wal-Mart. It's a long story, but it's definitely a God story. Together, we have two awesome toddlers and we're expecting our third baby in June. It's been nothing short of an adventure with my family, full of both ups and downs. It certainly hasn't always been easy.
In 2013, I had a miscarriage that drastically changed my perspective on faith, church, and myself. Basically, the Kingdom showed up at my front door and without me realizing it, knocked down all the walls in my heart. As a self-proclaimed homebody - I realized that the Body of Christ is an essential, yet rarely talked about part of discipleship. More importantly, I realized that we all simply need each other - no matter where we're at in our lives. And because of that simple truth, I started writing.
I started writing because I realized that each of our stories are significant. I started writing because I saw how declared testimonies could pour God's grace into the cracks of exposed hearts. I started writing because I needed to be put back together again and, I found that pursuing Jesus with the written word did exactly that; it's a sort of salve to the soul. I continue to write because ultimately, I want to document the ongoing, life-changing conversations that God and I keep having. I want to document that regardless of what we're each going through - who He is, what He has done and what He will do is the most important thing; the thing that makes every single bit of our journeys worth it.
These words might be from my hands, but this is God's work; and this is for His glory.
This space is where I get serious about Him and what He's doing in me and what I hope he might do in you. Thanks for joining me here, friend. We're in this together.