My Name is Jessica.
Growing up, I had this belief that if I followed this straight and narrow, godly path of good and not evil, of kindness toward others, service toward my fellow neighbor, and love that my life, this beautiful life on Earth that God gave me, would not only be great, but filled with all beautiful and blessed moments. Looking back on the past 37 years of my life, I can’t help but see a whole lot of missing and broken pieces of failed dreams, hopelessness, lost innocence, and a tattered heart masterfully intertwined with pieces of my life that are like gifts from heaven, filled with the love and laughter of my boys, and countless stunning, breath taking, and joy filled moments .
Before I leave this Earth, I have made it my purpose to search, dig, dust off and find the broken, lost pieces that have made me into the woman I am today. When I look back, I want to not only see, but understand the details found in each piece. I invite you on this journey, as I write and sift through memories, moments, and seasons. My vision is to create an art piece that is my legacy to my children, to my family, and to every person courageous enough to pull back the curtain and take a look inside. My hope is that this work of art not only transcends beyond the words on these pages, but that it becomes an art piece that speaks, enlightens, transforms, penetrates and heals every heart. A masterful mosaic that will lead my children, my family, and friends to an Anchor that is steadfast, secure, and able to withstand every storm that they will ever face.
I am 37 years old and a mother of two beautiful, strong boys, Kalel and Jacob. I am also a daughter, sister, and friend. You have found your way to the testament of my life’s journey. I pray that you find hope, encouragement, and inspiration through the experiences and words on these pages.
September 11, 2020