My Story
It began with the unexpected.....

 I'm Katie. Mom of 3, wife, daughter, sister, counselor, pleaser, and foodie. 

 

For 15 years, I worked in an elementary school. I was a teacher and then a school counselor.

 

I took care of others. 

 

The days were long and the nights were short. I loved on children all day long, then struggled to have anything left for my own. 

 

Yet, even with the day to day stress, I would say to my husband, "I'll never NOT work."  

Then life happened.  Actually,  it turned upside down. Isn't it funny when God has other plans? 

The day we moved into our new house, my parents planned to bring us dinner and help unpack. But tragically, they never made it. My sister called and said that our mom had been taken by ambulance to the emergency room. Her heart had stopped. I dropped everything and jumped in the car to drive the 9 miles to the hospital. But, by the time I got there, it was too late.  She had died suddenly and unexpectedly. That was it.