My tendency is to want to like, keep them close and protect them, and that’s obviously still important to protect our children. But also knowing they’re not mine. They don’t belong to me. I’m entrusted with them for this season, but they ultimately are the Lord’s and they need to be sent back into the world.
Sometimes I find myself in a room with lots of other women, and it feels like everyone else has friends except me. And sometimes there’s one in particular that I notice is especially friendly, especially outgoing, and I think, “Man, I want to be cool enough to be HER friend.” That’s the kind of gal Emily is.
So I did what any normal, self-respecting person would do who is looking for friends: I asked her if I could interview her for my new website. She took it in stride and, luckily for you, she said yes to an interview.
Emily is wife and mom of two littles under two. She and her husband are called to ministry, currently on a college campus, and they host and welcome and love people who come across their path. She’s also a fellow-handtalker, so I was in good company. She is a woman of great faith, and regardless of your beliefs, I think you’ll be inspired by her intentional parenting. She is the kind of person who helps me walk away wanting to be better. I think fifteen minutes with her will do the same for you.