This is a post I can’t believe I am actually writing, and yet, I’m
surprised I haven’t written sooner. After nine years, I am leaving the Family Friendly Morning Show. God has been so good. My heart is full to overflowing
with listeners that have truly become family over the many years. Working at The Fish has been the privilege of my life. Sharing a studio with one of the greatest, dearest men I’ve ever known; my partner Len Howser.
Walking through the monumental to the mundane roads of life, side-by-side, was more than “just a show.” We have collectively shared in this family journey; building a bond with listeners who are so much more than that. You allowed me to hear your stories, pray with you and
have inspired me to grow in my faith. When considering how the Lord
would guide my life as an adult, I never imagined this.
through the valleys. From my dad’s cancer diagnosis and death, through my son’s stroke, to the
mountaintops of our adoption and surprise baby Augustine. And even the
unexpected paths like homeschooling. But for those who have been long-time listeners (or blog visitors) -you may have already sensed that this momma has been nearing the point of no return for a long time. Early hours, a long commute, and often 6-days a week commitments have taken me far from home, physically and emotionally. With five children including one with special needs, my vocation as wife/mother is the most pressing priority. It has become necessary to lay everything else aside and focus on the supreme obligation (and joy) of my life.
To be entrusted with five eternal souls, to mold, love, and teach is an awesome responsibility. And too many times, I’ve worried more about keeping up with the world, than the things that truly matter: faith, simplicity, patience, and TIME. I fully expect I still may struggle with those things as an at-home mom but, I’m ready. There have been many red flags over the last few years (just not paying proper attention to the little things the kids need, falling behind on basic things, etc) and I before I know it, the chance I had to raise little children into adults will be gone.
is called to their own unique journey, and I am constantly in awe of the
incredible women I meet, especially through The Fish. Walking away from the mic, and walking into the arms of my family at this moment, is my journey. That
is my hope: that through my
feeble attempts to glorify God for 9 years at The Fish, that there will
be a small footprint of faith that remains. I know a wave will shortly come and wash away my memory, as often happens in broadcasting, but God’s work is eternal, and as long as I served Him in some way, my heart is content. I will
forever carry the stories, names and connections that were miraculously
made over nearly a decade in my heart. Thank you for blessing my life with the
imprint of yours.
cross or crown we are given. And through obedience, freedom comes. And, for any mother who has questioned her “ability” as a mom, and the
dignity that lies in the call..I hope you know (as I am learning) that you are enough… JUST AS YOU ARE.