About Me

Passionate. That one word sums me up. When I choose to do something I am deliberate and 110% dedicated to the task. My passion at one point and time was teaching, and although I still feel called to be a teacher, my focus has changed in the last couple of years. Let me explain: in 2007 I graduated from Doane College with a degree in English/Language Arts and am certified to teach 7-12th graders. In 2009 I married Kyle. In 2010 I graduated from Doane College with the degree of Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. Between the years 2009-2012 my focus was not on my husband or his needs. My passion, my attention, my focus was on teaching. I was 110% dedicated to my kids and their needs: do they have graded papers, is the next unit prepared, will they meet the specific standards by completing this task, is this objective met, have I followed this IEP, do these test scores validate these test scores, do they have positive activities in their life beyond school - sports, movie nights, dances, anti-bullying committee, etc. etc. I was at school every day that ended in Y, and yes, I did my very, very best as a teacher to see growth in my students, BUT I was failing as a wife. When we found out we were expecting a child in January of 2012, I felt convicted in this area and began to understand Kyle's frustration as a husband. I was not making him my #1 priority. Add a baby to the "priority" list and I knew I'd fall short as a teacher and continue to fall short as a wife, and I began to wonder if I'd truly give the attention she deserved, but more importantly was I giving Kyle the attention HE deserved? More importantly STILL, I was not spending time during the day in prayer, worship, and scripture. I was being sucked in to life as a teacher and neglecting to see the BIGGER PICTURE:

1. GOD
2. Kyle
3. Children

I realized in 2012 that I was doing this:

1. Students
2. Kyle
3. God

Although it was the hardest decision I ever made, I stepped down as teacher, set my dreams aside to focus on this vow I made in 2009: to love, honor, and cherish this man God gave me. That included caring for him and his daughter and more importantly that meant seeking GOD.

Since graduating from college, marrying Kyle, and becoming a mother, my outlook on life and God's plan for it, has changed DRAMATICALLY and it's all centered around GOD and His Word. So when I made the decision to start this blog I dove in 110% and my entire goal was to share my journey with friends, family, and like-minded readers. First, to glorify God. Second, to share stories like this to encourage you as my readers, who may be struggling with similar issues, or to laugh along as you can relate, or learn from mistakes already made, and also to simply share what's going on in our life as BecKyle. Thirdly, I love to write. By reflecting on things I read or see or hear I'm able to effectively put it into perspective. Plus, this blog is my creative outlet. Fourth, everyone has knowledge worth sharing. I love to do things like decorate, teach, and read and I love sharing those ideas with you! Lastly, (going back to #2) it's pretty simple to share what's going on in our life. I think it's important to be transparent. We are human, we make mistakes, we learn from them, and by sharing THAT I hope my readers grow with me. That's the beauty about a relationship with Jesus Christ. We are all united in HIM as we live this life. He deserves the credit for the change that's happened to me, for the passion He has instilled in me, for the events in our life that draw us closer to Him, for the words that come out of my mouth and are published on this blog, and that every idea or story written and published glorify Him.

My prayer is that as you read my blog, my writing, my thoughts, my stories, you'll see HIM. A few years ago He was not my focus, my passion. And because that focus has changed, and I'm more joyful as a result, I am that much more passionate. 

If you want to know more about me, check out my testimony.

OR check out a few posts I wrote about our crazy busy, beautiful life...

... as BecKyle...
... and our home remodel projects...
... with our little Briella Bean...
... and a little bit more about me...
... with our fur babies...
... with family...
... and some of our little adventures...
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4 comments:

  1. So nice to meet you! Just came across your blog!
    I am so happy I did! I am now following you and I can't wait to keep up and get to know you more!

    xo
    Christina
    http://www.christinawhoblog.com

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    1. Thank you! I'm honored and excited to get to know you as well!

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  2. I just stumbled across your blog as well, and I am excited to follow along. I've been in your exact shoes with the wrong priorities (and I sometimes still find myself slipping into them like an old pair of slippers). It's refreshing to find like-minded women!

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    1. Oh man, that's a perfect description: "still finding myself slipping into them like an old pair of slippers." I do the same, which is why I share those struggles here. We need like-minded women in our life so we don't feel alone or crazy! I'm glad you decided to follow along. I hope I share a few worthy words of encouragement. :)

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