1.When you hear the saying "be the change" what comes to your mind first?
To me, “be the change” means leading by example. This encompasses everything from the words you say and the actions you take, to paying it forward and brightening others day by going out of your way to help them.
The process of change comes from a single individual's step towards change, you have that power to make it a “great day”. When you are positive, it will encourage others to follow suit. This is how our society progresses.
2.How would you describe your husband?
Foster is the most passionate man I’ve ever met. He’s loving, honest, compassionate, generous, loyal and of course handsome… basically, the perfect gentleman. He’s the husband of my dreams and he’ll be the most incredible father someday. He’s my rock, my world, and one of God’s biggest blessings.
3.If you could revisit one memory as a child in your mind, what would it be and why?
There’s a special kind of relationship between a grandfather and his granddaughter. A memory that stands out to me is having early morning breakfast with my grandpa, we would make homemade pancakes, put M&M’s in the batter and drink strawberry milk. Growing up I was naïve and thought grandpas would be around forever. In 2011 we lost the greatest man I’ve ever known and pancakes haven’t tasted the same since. I would give anything to be able to go back for even a day.
4.How would someone describe you when you were in high school?
Shy, self-conscious and athletic. A very unique combination, I know. I was bullied and teased grades K-12, making school a difficult place to attend daily. Thankfully I had sports to turn to, when I got on the court or field, I was able to put down my walls and use my God given talents.
5.If money did not matter.. what would you buy for your husband and why?
Land and lots of it. My husband is an outdoorsman, he’s the happiest when he’s outside hunting or fishing. One of his dreams is to start his own guiding business for various hunts and expand his ability to teach youth shotgun shooters.
If we had the land it would open up numerous opportunities for him and give him even more flexibility to make a positive change in people's lives.