When I was 24, I asked this question (to God), "If You're real, I want to know You." That night, alone in my room at midnight April 1991, Jesus changed my life forever in a great way! My heart was opened to know truth that night, the truth of who He really is. He came in like a flood. I remember sensing a love and a peace that seemed to linger in my room for an hour. From this particular night…it all began when I was set ablaze with a desire to give hope and encouragement to others as I now knew! He radically started to change my life from the inside out - and continues!
The next morning, I told my roommate what happened in my room the night before. Though she was quite stunned to hear of my encounter, over the next few days, she couldn’t deny the tangible difference in her best friend. Almost immediately (it seems) I could not keep my mouth shut to tell others about Life in Him. Within months, I moved from my hometown of MA to attend bible school in FL and continued this education in CA. Before graduation, I was offered an opportunity to live in Thailand and India for a year to teach in schools and villages (was I ever nervous!!) and everything in between. Through it all, my best experiences were simple times like visiting ‘Jane’ who worked in an Indian telephone booth….going by each day and laughing and talking together (through an interpreter)…or walking down my street and having ladies invite me into their home to have coffee together.
I am grateful for all the amazing people who have made me who I am today. I am thrilled to be a cheerleader for others with words of truth! Today, more than anything, designing products that mean something and impacts the lives of others… this sets my heart on fire!
I cannot miss the opportunity to mention that I married to the best man for me - he truly is amazing and amazes me daily. Our life is full because God is at the forefront of all we hope to do.