Welcome to Embracing Him! I’m Andrea, the owner of this blog. I’m a life long Jersey girl, blessed wife, and mom of three spirited daughters (Sweet Pea, age 10, Sugar Plum, age 8, and Baby Girl, age 3). I’m an enthusiastic blogger, former public school teacher, passionate home educator, and self proclaimed “Word Nerd”. Most importantly, I’m a follower of Jesus Christ, the King of Kings!
I am not a guru.
I am not an expert.
I am not an authority.
I am woman who loves to write and enjoys using “My Little Corner of the Internet” to share my experiences as a wife, mother, homemaker, and homeschooler.
I am a woman who has made mistakes but thankfully…
I am a woman saved by the grace of Jesus Christ, my wonderful Savior!
Here at Embracing Him, I write about how staying close to God and following Him has prepared, equipped, and encouraged me in my roles as a wife, mother, homemaker, and homeschooler. Everything I write is based on this important passage of scripture:
…let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works,… (Hebrews 10:22-24)
Now onto the more boring details <insert yawn here>….
I graduated from college with a Bachelor of Arts in English and an elementary teaching certificate. For nine years, I enjoyed a fantastic career as a classroom teacher in grades 2, 5, and 6. After earning a Master’s Degree in Student Personnel Services, I worked as an elementary school guidance counselor. In 2002, I married the great guy I met on a blind date. When JT and I started our family two years later, I became a stay at home mom and dove into all things domestic.
I told you it was boring, didn’t I?
When I’m not at work here on Embracing Him, you can find me…
- hanging out with friends and family, kissing boo-boos and giving hugs,
- planning family gatherings, tending our little backyard garden,
- cheering loudly at track meets and soccer games, serving in Children’s Ministry at my church,
- zipping down the highway in our well loved minivan, attending Bible study,
- sewing a project on my machine, cooking in the kitchen, grilling in the backyard,
- and prepping and teaching a variety of fun homeschool lessons.
I’m thrilled that you’ve stopped by! I hope you find lots of information and inspiration at Embracing Him. To learn more about Embracing Him and how to navigate this site, please visit the Start Here page by clicking this link. If you like what you see, please subscribe to the blog by typing your email address in the box below and clicking the Subscribe button. This ensures you won’t miss a single post.
Thanks for visiting! May your day be happy and blessed!
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