Hi, I’m Lyndsey! I live in Louisiana with my husband, Alex, and daughter, Olivia. I’m a crisis pregnancy center director, basset hound owner, coach’s wife and mama. I love learning new things and try to find a little something to celebrate every day. I’m grateful for my marriage and family. Gratitude and kindness are the most important traits I hope/want/pray to pass along to my kids.
If I have done anything good in life, it’s because I have amazing parents who gave me and my brothers a solid foundation of faith and family. I literally married the guy next door, who is my best friend and partner in every adventure.
Speaking of adventure, I’m learning to be less like Piglet in the 100 Acre Wood and embrace life with Tigger enthusiasm. I’m a work in progress. I have a sweet tooth and appreciate a little dessert after a meal. My happy place is the library. I like to start listening to Christmas music in October but usually don’t finish my shopping until the last minute. My favorite things include a good routine and ice cold Coke poured over crushed ice. The birth of our daughter has been the most precious event of our lives and we cherish every day together.
Working at a crisis pregnancy center, every day is filled with stories of choices made with life changing results. In over a decade of work at the center, the gravity of the situations has never become routine. What has astounded me is the Lord’s relentless pursuit of His children. Even in our worst moments, at the bottom of the pit, in the middle of a foolish choice, He pursues and draws us to Himself. I love serving women who come into the center and it’s my privilege to offer hope and help in the midst of an unplanned pregnancy.
When I gave birth to my daughter in the fall of 2015, it only ramped up my passion to uphold life affirming values. I began searching for resources to tuck into our parenting toolbox and the Prayers for Girls prayer calendar is my favorite! I grew up in a wonderful Christian home where not only did I see my parents truly live out their faith but my grandparents as well. That legacy of faith is a treasure to me and I want my kids to see that as well. A faith journey is not about perfection or competency but willingness to follow after the Lord.
My infant daughter’s innocence is precious to me and I want so many things for her life including the wonder of childhood instead of growing up too fast, being defined by God’s Word and not the world, looking in the mirror and seeing God’s purpose, speaking kindness to others and not be a mean girl, practicing gratitude, along with so many other things. This culture is unrelenting and I am a far from perfect mom. I fail often in parenting but I can always be a mom who faithfully points to the Lord and prays His word over our lives.
I’m grateful for the Prayers for Girls community to learn from each other, offer support and encouragement and see our girls grow up in God’s Word.
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