Hey there, I’m Laura! Thanks a bunch for stopping by!
It’s truly a joy to greet you as a friend here on my website. While you’re here, expect to dive into blog posts mostly centered around my life journey and how I’m finding solace and healing along the way. My world was forever altered when my husband passed away in the summer of 2022, reshaping everything in an instant, but you’ll find my story doesn’t end there…
During your visit, you’ll notice my deep passion for Jesus and my desire to guide others towards Him. And hey, if something resonates with you, feel free to drop me a message and let me know!
Every journey is different, but there are shared experiences that we can help one another with. Joe’s passing has shown me that I’m not alone in this journey. There are countless other women out there, just like me, grappling with the weight of loss, redefining life’s path, and striving each day to hold it all together for their children. Together, we’re navigating this ‘new normal’ and figuring out the next right steps, one day at a time.
Allow me to further introduce the randomness that makes me unique.
I used to crunch numbers as an accounting manager for a big construction company, but don't let that fool you—I'm way more than just a bean counter. Bursting with energy and personality, I'm all about clear-cut distinctions with little room for ambiguity. In my world, everything has its place, and it all fits snugly into the grand scheme.
When it comes to food, I'm an adventurous eater with a palate that knows no bounds. Whether it's sushi, pizza, Mexican, Thai, Indian, Chinese, Greek— you name it, I'm all in! But lately, I've had to navigate a gluten allergy, which means I'm rediscovering how to enjoy my favorite dishes in a gluten-free way.
There's nothing quite like the simple pleasures of a steaming cup of coffee or a fine glass of wine to lift the spirits.
Music has always been my passion, especially tickling the ivories. I recently restored my childhood piano, reigniting my love for playing. And speaking of music, it's my soul's language, speaking volumes when words fall short.
My love story with Joe began in high school, sparked by a chance encounter at church and orchestrated by my mom. From our first date at Waffle House, where we bonded over "Legends of the Fall," to planning our future together with uncanny synchronicity, our love story was written in the stars. With four amazing kids completing our family, each one a unique marvel in their own right, I couldn't be more grateful.
Jesus is my rock, the anchor of my life. If that's not your cup of tea, feel free to skip ahead. But for me, He's the reason for everything, the heart of every conversation.
Fitness is my sanctuary, where I push my limits and find solace in sweat. As a group fitness instructor specializing in spinning and yoga, I relish the opportunity to inspire newcomers to discover their strength.
Cooking is a family affair in my household, where we experiment with new recipes and savor the results—good or bad! And yes, wine and coffee hold a special place in my heart, a reminder of cherished moments shared with my late husband, and now also treasured people in my life.
Books and podcasts are my go-to companions, fueling my mind and spirit on long drives or quiet evenings at home.
But here's the kicker: I'm far from perfect, and that's just fine by me. I believe in progress, not perfection, embracing life's messy, colorful journey with open arms. So, if you're ready to paint outside the lines and add some zest to this black and white world, let's embark on this vibrant adventure together!