About Me

First, I want to thank you so much for reading this blog!   I started this as an outlet for me to discuss the trials and tribulations of my "oh so exciting" life.  It is meant to be more of a Lifestyle blog and to talk about, well, anything that decides to come out of this crazy, can't sit still, have too much to say to keep it in brain. 

I grew up in a small Southern town that I coincidentally just bought a house and moved back to in November '13.  I didn't live too far away before my move but there's just something about being so close to family and friends--I'm talking 5 minutes away.  Best thing in the world!  I would say I had a pretty typical childhood.  My mom was a nurse prior to me being born but became a SAHM to raise my older sister and I--she was the quintessential June Cleaver of my days:  involved in my school, packing my lunch, making most meals from scratch, having a garden, etc.  My daddy owned a real estate company with my uncle that is still running in my small town (that has now seen a tremendous amount of growth) but is my own little piece of my childhood now.  I have the best sister ever, Stephanie (who I call my favorite sister even though it's just the two of us).  I couldn't be luckier to have her in my life---even though we didn't get along very well growing up.  I was the annoying, bratty little sister who got away with pretty much everything.  My parents were the strongest Christians I have ever known and instilled the word of God into our family from as far back as I can remember.  I had such great plans and ideas for my life growing up...however, like most people my reality had a different plan and life has taken some big twists and turns--a roller coaster ride would be the best way to explain it. 

In February 1996, I lost my father.  I was a Senior in High School.  This event changed my life forever.  I won't go into the details but it was completely unexpected and sometimes I still can't believe it happened.  8 months later, in October, I lost my mother.  I had started college just two months prior--still reeling from the loss of my father, trying to get my life back together and BAM this happens.  It almost seems surreal as I am typing this out--even though this happened so long ago.  Again, another completely unexpected occurrence resulting in her death but it shook me to the core as I am sure you can imagine.  As you'll read in my blog, I've had and still do have a tumultuous relationship with God.  This is where it started.  This is again where my life completely changed forever.  This is also when I realized how important family is and that my sister truly saved me.  She became my protector.  She became my mother and my father.  She handled the house, the bills, went to college part time and took over my mother's daycare business to support us and to make sure I got my college degree.  She became my only family.  Sure, I had aunts and uncles and friends who all wanted to help us during this trying time but SHE was the only one who knew what I was going through and SHE was the only one who stood beside me and supported me when I needed someone--and she is only 4.5 years older than me.  I still feel that I will never be able to repay her for what she did for me.  I will be forever indebted to her. 

One thing I plan to discuss on here is just me.  I'm single.  I'm a single 38 year old woman. I never planned on being single and 36--this is another point where the roller coaster took me in a different direction :)  I was engaged to a man that wasn't right for me but I so wanted to be married because I was nearing the end of my 20's and all my friends were married or were getting married.  I wanted to have a wedding and a party and after we became engaged, I had the entire wedding planned in 2 months--from the venue to the wedding dress to the invitations and cocktail napkins.  Luckily, I had the clear mind and God's hand working a miracle for me and I called the wedding off 4 months before it happened.  I still have the wedding dress hanging in my closet and I used wedding napkins for a year.  But it was the BEST DECISION I HAVE EVER MADE!  But it leads me back to still being single.  I've done most all of the dating sites, had friends set me up, gone on more blind dates than I can count but just haven't found him yet.  I'll be honest--I'm starting to get worried but I know that God has a plan in mind for me and I'm trying to be patient and let him play it out. 

Well, that's me in a nutshell.  I hope this gives you a little better insight into this crazy "Much Ado About Jenny" blog and I hope that you will find something that speaks to you, encourages you, makes you laugh or just makes your day.