About Me

Photo by: Michael Shea Photography (www.michaelsheaphoto.com)Hi!  My name is Jennifer.  Welcome to my blog!  I’m glad you’re here!  I would love to introduce myself.  I’m a Christ-follower who loves the Lord, my family, my friends, and all those the Lord brings into my life.  I have been married to my wonderful husband Mace since June 2010.  He is my biggest supporter, encourager, and partner in this crazy adventure called life.  He truly is my best friend and a gift from the Lord.

We have three children, a son and two daughters.  We adopted our son from foster care in February 2017 when he was three years old.  We can’t imagine our lives without our sweet B. He loves to make us laugh and has the best dance moves around! Two months after adopting B, I gave birth to our first biological daughter.  Our sweet baby girl Hannah had been diagnosed in utero with a fatal condition called anencephaly and passed away at one day old. We cherished the time we had with our daughter, both in the womb and out.  Our second biological daughter, Haven, was born in September 2018. At ten days old she began the fight of her life as she fought Group B Strep Bacterial Meningitis. After 18 days in the hospital filled with IV antibiotics, 6 days of intubation, going septic at one point, a blood transfusion, seizures, and more ups and downs than a roller coaster, God spares our sweet girl’s life, and we give all glory to Him. In addition to our fun-loving son and beautiful daughters, as foster parents, we have had the joy of caring for many children in our home. 

God has given us an amazing support system of family and friends and friends of friends who have walked and prayed alongside us through all of the joyful ups and the heartbreaking downs.  I hope that our story and what God is teaching me through our experiences will help others the way that countless others have helped us.

To read more about my blog, including where the name “Beauty from Ashes” comes from, click here.