hi… i’m rachel.
i am a Southern girl becoming a New Englander by way of the Midwest.
i am married to Matt Blazer, who is much more wise, hilarious, and hot than i knew when i met him in 1997.
i am a mother to two girls, Caroline and Julia, and i find motherhood to be incredibly hard. good, life-giving, and immensely worth it… but still the hardest thing i’ve ever done.
35 36 37 years old, and just now asking questions about my place in God’s story for the first time… i’m learning who i am by searching for who God says He really is, not who i imagine Him to be.
i am a recovering ‘nice little Christian girl,’ discovering that having gifts and using them does not make me overbearing and unladylike.
i am a cup filler and collector (especially hobnail, but i’m not allowed to buy anymore of those)… i love that when women gather with cups full of the good stuff (water, coffee, tea, wine, sangria, champagne, cocktails, and more sangria, please), we can pour out ourselves- filling each other in deep and life-giving ways.
i love witnessing a woman’s heart become unburdened as she shares her story. friendship is an invitation to come alongside to shine Light on all the beauty and tragedy she has lived.
i want to write Truth in a way that breathes freedom and love, honestly celebrating the stories of our disappointment and rediscovery of Hope.
i never could have dreamed any of the beautiful and confusing and painful and wonderful i have lived so far… so here is my record of this perfectly imperfect life.