Hi, my name is Cory. I love all things organizing and planning. The most relaxing place I have ever been is sitting with my toes in the sand, soaking up the sun, in the quiet of the ocean waves. I am a mother to four strong and adventurous sons, ages thirteen, eight, six, and three, who have given me no choice but to fully embrace what it means to be a #boymom, and one beautiful daughter, age eleven, who is the spitting image of me and yet more and more becoming her own independent young woman every day. I have wanted to be a mom since I was a very little girl and at the same time have wrestled with the societal stigma of being “just a mom” since the day my first child was born.
I have been married for 17 years to the man who has been my sweetheart since high school, giving us a grand total of 23 incredible years of ups, downs, heartbreaks, challenges, joys, and love like we could never have imagined. Our story began when we were mere children but with each new chapter, we held tight to each other and charged forward knowing whatever may come we could face it; as long as we did it together.
I am an open book when it comes to my experiences over the last (almost!) 40 years. I’ve dealt with a great many “hard things”, one of the most prevalent being my parents’ divorce when I was very young. It was messy and brought with it some difficult life circumstances for myself and my siblings, but it was also the catalyst that led me to seek Jesus at the tender age of 9. That one decision not only provided salvation for my soul, but also provided a way to redeem every uncomfortable moment I had lived thus far, the ones I have lived since, and all those still left to come on this earth.
I am a real person. With real struggles. With real hurt. With real sin.
But I also have a relationship with a very real Jesus.
And I want to share that life-changing experience with the whole world.
Which is what brought me here to you.
I strive to faithfully serve God. And I pray that my life would point others towards His amazing grace.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14
I pray as you scroll these pages that you would find hope, encouragement and strength.