Hi there! I’m so happy you found me and my little nest! Welcome!
I’m Katie. A sweet southern gal with a lil bit of spice. First, I’m a Christian who dearly loves professing my faith and finding Christ in every situation I find myself in. Second, I’m a wife to an incredibly handsome man that I’m certain God sent straight to me. Third, I’m a momma to the 3 most incredibly joyful, rotten, observant boy humans. Then I’m a Special Education teacher turned Executive Director for a nonprofit organization that serves individuals with developmental disabilities and their families (Northshore Families Helping Families). Beyond these things I thoroughly enjoy writing, crafting, cooking, seeking families like mine, and putting a smile on everyone’s face. I thrive on chaos and a busy lifestyle. My brain functions incredibly well on little sleep, a halfway empty belly, and TONS of things on my to-do list.
My journey to writing began long ago as a young girl. I’d write stories in my room then make my mom read them. This writing then turned into journaling. I find that my thoughts flow easily through my fingertips and my heart spills out in paragraphs. I took a break from journaling during my college years and as I started my family, however my heart led me right back to it with the birth of my second son Connor. You see Connor was born with multiple complex special and medical needs. He was diagnosed with Bilateral Open Lipped Schizencephaly, Congenital Panhypopituitarism, Septo Optic Dysplasia, Agenisis of the Corpus Callosum, amongst a few other specialties. This all means that my dear boy is globally developmentally delayed, wheelchair bound, nonverbal, tube fed, is blind, on hormone replacing medications, has medication resistant seizures, and is hospitalized frequently.. due to a very low immune system. Despite the odds, he makes his presence known through his bright toothless grin and sparkling eyes. While he may be nonverbal, his beautiful heart and joy for life will speak directly to your soul.
My life took a fork in the road that is less traveled and that has turned out to be my biggest blessing. Connor’s life, along side his astounding brothers and daddy, has impacted me in ways that I’d never imagine and I feel compelled to share with others about our journey here on this big green Earth. I hope you follow along….