My name is Meg Marie. I am a pastor’s wife momma of five miracle children and I adore spending my days with my family. I will never cease to be in awe of the ocean, love all things pretty, cannot get enough of lifting heavy weights….and, ironically, am a sucker for anything sweet.
A little bit more of my story: As a daughter of a former Marine turned FBI agent moving around a number of times in my early childhood. High school was the first school I didn’t transfer out of and I am forever grateful for my parents turning down relocation orders so that I could stay put during those four years. I graduated in 1997 from La Cueva High School in Albuquerque, NM. I then went to college in Norman, Oklahoma and graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2001 with a Bachelors degree in Communication.
My junior year of college, after a very unexpected breakup from a past boyfriend, I impulsively left Oklahoma, my job, my classes, my sorority, and my friends to move back home with my family…smack dab in the middle of the semester, forfeiting all of my class credit hours. Months later, still devastated and heartbroken, I begrudgingly accepted an invitation from my younger brother to be a leader at a church camp for a group of middle school kids at Ft. Lewis College in Durango, CO.
Sick, alone, tired, angry, frustrated I walked away from the group to the side of the mountain that overlooked the town below. As I read my Bible and hastily and angrily wrote in my journal about my messed up life, it was as if a train had hit me going a hundred miles an hour. It was then that I realized life was not at all, in any way, whatsoever about me. And it was in that same instant that I knew without a shadow of a doubt that life was most certainly, in every way, altogether all about Jesus. My life has never been the same since.
A blue eyed, blonde haired, soccer playing young man with a kind heart, a gift in preaching, and a passion for Jesus named Matt, was the youth pastor at that same camp. Over the next year and a half, distant respect turned into generic conversations, then friendship, crush, boyfriend, and fiancé. He became my forever-best friend and husband in April of 2002.
As a newly married couple we had reached that point in our marriage where the topic of beginning a family and having children had become more frequent. Yet, our plans, our agenda, and our time table was not at all how things played out. We endured years of fertility struggles, one miscarriage, and extremely challenging pregnancies. I would not wish for those experiences on my worst enemy, yet I would also not trade them for all the riches in the world. We now we have the joy of daily caring for our five beautiful miracle children.
After some extremely difficult circumstances in 2014 Matt and I spent the greater portion of 2015 resting, healing, and simplifying and the majority of 2016 resetting priorities. We are absolutely thrilled to be leading a brand new church plant in Southern California while also homeschooling our kids and soaking up as much time with together as possible.
Although there are parts of the past we will forever grieve, and parts of our future that could be intimidating, we are learning to be content with the right now, finding beauty in the every day and enjoying exactly where God has us.
With that said, take a look around, stay as long as you’d like, and by all means I’d love to hear from you!