Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Welcome to my Life...


Maybe that’s a good place to start…If I may, I’d like to tell you a little of my story. I’m married to a wonderful man, my very best friend, Tom. We met way back in 1983 when he was working as a disc jockey at a Cincinnati radio station and I called to request a song. There was immediate chemistry and a short time later, we planned to meet. On the day we actually met (face-to-face), my little sister had gone up and down our street inviting all the kids in the neighborhood to come and see the “radio man” who was coming to meet her sister. It’s a sight I will never forget….10-15 little kids sitting side-by-side, all along our front yard, cheering for him as he pulled down the street. That very likely could have been what “sealed the deal,” because Tom and I immediately began dating and a little over a year later, we were married.


We were happily enjoying life for a number of years, 3 ½ to be exact, when we learned we were expecting. What an amazing, exciting time! In January of 1989, we welcomed a beautiful baby boy, Brennan into our hearts and lives. Life was (and continues to be) blessed. Through a series of people and circumstances that could have only been orchestrated by God, my husband gave his heart to the Lord, and I recommitted my life to the Lord as well just before Brennan started first grade. We enrolled him in a Christian school (where he remained for all 12 years). By God’s grace, Brennan immediately adapted to an active church life and attending a Christian school. (He not only adapted to it, he loved it!) He has truly been the greatest blessing of our lives. A leader with exceptional character, tremendously talented, humble, sensitive, tons of fun and who will (to this day) hug and kiss his Mom or Dad right in front of his buddies! Our little family has always been close and God has blessed Brennan with some incredible mentors over the years that have really helped sharpen him into a passionate young man of faith. He is now a college student in South Carolina pursuing Christian media and Theatre arts. We believe God has big things in store for him.




Meanwhile, Tom and I are living life, loving each other and loving the Lord. We both work for the same law firm, which means we get to ride to work together each day and even have lunch together most days. We are so blessed. Tom and I are both what you could call (in the words of Kevin Leman), “Joy Spreaders.” We love to encourage others and show the love of Christ in unexpected ways. It is my hope that this blog will be a place of encouragement, being real and yes spreading joy and love to others! Looking forward to new friends and (in the words of Beth Moore) blog “siestas!” May you be blessed this day…

Tracy

…I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.

~Romans 15:13




6 comments:

Sarah said...

I love hearing how couples met...its neat to see God's hand in it! I'll be "stoppin in again" soon!

My cup runneth over... said...

Thanks so much for stoppin' in and for your comment! It's a fun story to tell. I also love seeing God's hands in the way couples meet! Take care!

Susan said...

Hey Tracy,

Your blog is beautiful and so is your life story.

My husband and I's story is similar to yours. We met because of a song on the radio.

30 years later, 5 sons, 3 grandaughters and still in LOVE.

I'll look forward to reading your updates!

Welcome to the blog-world♥

Sarah said...

Tracy!!! You are so precious!! I'm so proud of you for starting a blog!!! And, girl, you never told me the complete story of how you and Tom met! That is so sweet! Love you bunches and bunches!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

OK...in your absence, I decided to go back to the beginning...

What a love beginning with your man! Stuff of movies.

Hope you're well on your way to recovering from your hard trip this week. Post when you can.

peace~elaine

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