Well first things first, my name is Stephanie. Most people resort to calling me Steph within the first couple of hours of meeting me. Some even just cut it off at Step. Any and all are alright with me! My husband and I will be celebrating our 14th wedding anniversary later on this year. I am 30 years old and a mother of six. (yes my hands are full and yes we know what causes it haha). I celebrated my 18th birthday less than two months before having my first child. We have 2 handsome little boys and 4 beautiful little girls. My husband was an active duty Marine for the first eight years of our marriage and then began an exciting career in the oil field. Basically, we have spent more of our marriage living in different states and countries than actually under the same roof. Finally last year, after the passing of my grandmother who raised me from infancy, my husband was finally able to get a job close to our home. I graduated from Craven Early College, continued with some college experience, am a licensed real estate agent and certified REALTOR. My husband and I also run a recreational and competitive dance studio in the small town where I grew up. My husband and I are both Christians and serve an almighty God. It is our true purpose in life to glorify him in all that we do.
For years, I have wanted to journal about my life. There is so much I have had to learn the hard way in my short 30 years. I have been a Marine wife, teen mom, oil field wife, railroad wife, a small business owner and so much more. By sharing my experiences, I hope to be able to help just one person. If I can relate to just one soul so they know they are not alone and it helps them get through another day or simply brings a smile to their face, I will have served my purpose. I intend to share my true and honest experiences, emotions, advice, recipes, jokes and love. It is my sincerest hope that you find my openness and honesty refreshing and entertaining.
As someone who receives love through "words of encouragement" (according to the 5 Love Languages quiz by Dr. Gary Chapman) I would absolutely love to hear from you. Your words of encouragement or any advice you can offer are welcomed and greatly appreciated!
Thank you so much for being part of this new journey!
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