I am a plank-eyed saint, with dirty hands and a heart divided... to borrow lyrics of a song that run through my head every time I have to write an intro. Thankfully I have been made blameless in the eyes of my Heavenly Father through the suffering and death of my Savior, Jesus Christ. That is who I am first and foremost, and what I hope to stay true to as I walk through the stuff of daily life.
On an individual level, I am a rambler. An over-sharer. Someone who writes as therapy more than anything else. This space provides me with a place to work out the many, many thoughts that are in my head (which is constantly running on top speed) and also gives me a creative outlet for the passions that might not otherwise be used much during this season of life.
I have been a wife to a wonderful man for 14 years. I am a home educatingmama to our son, Aiden, who is quite the character. I have a heart for ministry, and a deep love for studying Scripture. I suffer from depression and social anxiety... not something I am excited to proclaim, but it is a key part of my life and (at times) this blog.
I like to make messes. I love snail mail. I go through periods of insane amounts of reading but then won't pick up a book for a few months. I watch too much tv. I have a love-hate relationship with my iphone and social media. I appreciate people who can make me laugh. I like pink and sparkly, but appreciate all kinds of beauty. Oh and I take pictures. Lots and lots of pictures.
If there is anything else you want to know, just ask! Feel free to email me at mattandbranson (at) gmail (dot) com. I love to make new friends and some of the women I have met through blogging are among my closest connections.
About my blog title:
Reflection of Something is the name of a cd by Todd Agnew with one of my very favorite songs on it, "My Jesus," along with some other thought-provoking music. Todd believes that:
Everything we say is a reflection of something: our background, our experiences, our thoughts, our feelings. Everything we do is a reflection of something: the sum total of our likes and dislikes, the culmination of our interests and pursuits, the manifestation of actions both conscious and hidden.
I couldn't agree more. I hope that my blog will help me to contemplate where my reflection comes from, and what I want it to look like to the rest of the world. I hope to find friends who can help me learn and grow, but also have a record of sorts for me to look back on as my reflection changes. I hope that one day I can look back and see reflected in my words how far I have come, and see how God has worked through me as a wife, mother, friend and blogger!