H e l l o

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Well, heyyyy! Im Michelle, the author of "her whimsy". Welcome to my little space on the inter-webs. This blog is something Ive been wanting to do for a long time. A place to have fun with and explore the creative side of Michelle...

Im the wife of a [ridiculously handsome] fireman. Yeah, its the dream. We've been married for 11 years and he still gives me butterflies. No, we're not 87 years old....we were married very young!

Im a foster mama to the cutest little 5-year old boy! We took A into our home in August of 2014 (that story is here). Even though bio-mom was somewhat in the picture, I just knew we were signing up for life. I just knew it. Sure enough, in November of 2015 she relinquished her rights and we've been moving towards adoption ever since!

This walk, the foster care/motherhood one, has been the most challenging road I have ever faced. Our little guy has trauma induced behavioral disabilities and he is a very angry little guy...wired to be defiant and controlling. The poor thing has had to be, in order to have any sense of control or stability over his life. Even after almost three years with him, he still is fighting to trust. To let us in. Loving someone who doesn't love you back is an incredibly deep and hard thing to do. But its the call for all of us who call ourselves christians...and it should be how all of us humans strive to love. Its the deepest calling of love any human is asked to do. And it aint easy.

We also have the sweetest little pup named Boomer. He's my baby...

Another huge piece of my life is my work. Im blessed to work from home as a retreat director. I direct retreats for families affected by disability. I have been part of this ministry since I was 15 years old as a volunteer. Through a series of wild events, I landed a job there in 2010 and haven't looked back! I love my work and its shaped who I am today...in so many ways.

I love the Lord, and live to serve Him. I literally fail every day in my walk. I trip and fall and get back up. But I love Him, Im grateful for the sacrifice He's made so I can live a life of freedom.

Our world is messy...but this blog should be a place of whimsy and happy...It will be real. Real pieces of my heart and our little world. But, also happy. My hearts desire is to create a space where people come, breathe a sigh of relief, and feel joy.

I love vintage finds, home decor, neutral everything and so. much. coffee. I love coffee. I love espresso with a deep love. Im a self proclaimed coffee enthusiast (aka snob). Some say its a problem, I say its a gift.
Im so glad you're here! xo


  1. Bless you and your husband! Found your site through Helene in Between and I cannot handle the good you both do for the world! I cannot wait to read more!

    1. Aww thank you so much for your sweet comment! <3


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