About this blog


Who posts on this blog?:

My name is Amy. I’m the mother of two girls, wife of a husband who makes me feel like he is my biggest fan and supporter,  home-schooling mom, former college instructor– but not a scholar by any means, a convert to the Roman Catholic faith, an amateur musician (my voice is my primary instrument, the flute secondary and the guitar follows way behind). Most importantly, I’m a woman trying to grow in grace and love like Jesus.

What is this blog about?

The majority of this blog is about my faith journey. The rest relates to my family and friends. The title expresses my heart. It’s my prayer that everything I think, say and do in my life will be motivated by and done with love.  For if I have not love I am nothing but a clanging symbol (1 Cor. 13:1).

 Where is this blogger from?

I’m a second-generation native Floridian living in the town in which I grew up. I left the state for a while to attend grad school in Louisiana but returned 15 years ago to teach at the local college.

 When do I post?

Whenever life lets me. My husband and kids come first so I blog when I can fit it in. I’ll occasionally take time off in order to manage life but I can’t stay away for too long. Writing is therapeutic for me and cheaper than other forms of therapy (i.e. real therapy or sitting on a tropical beach therapy — the latter being my personal favorite).

 Why do I blog?

Besides needing a cheap form of therapy…I blog because I’ve been saying for years that I want to write but I’ve never gotten around to it. I tend to need some external motivation to practice this discipline (or any discipline for that matter). 

I also blog in order to update distant family and friends about all that is going on in our lives. Perhaps one of the greatest motivations for this blog is to have a record of my thoughts and my faith journey for my children. While few people will ever read this blog, it’s my hope that my girls will get a glimpse into who I am and who I’m striving to be through some of what I write.

8 Responses to About this blog

  1. Amy says:

    Just wanted to make your blog official by christening it with your first comment (or maybe this is like breaking a bottle of champagne over it)?!? Looking forward to reading more about your grace journey, which is paved with love and humility.

    Love ya,

    Amy Elizabeth I

  2. tinahdee says:

    I couldn’t be more excited and happy that you are doing this, Amy. I look forward to learning and hearing from God as you share your heart and the insights he gives you. I love you!


  3. Amy says:

    Hey Tina and Amy:
    Thanks for the encouragement. how fitting that they would come from you.
    Love you both!

  4. lovinglegacy says:

    ahhh, i found you! wow, i’ve just read a bit and already i’m ready to head off to my prayer closet! i love you my friend, and i am excitedly awaiting this and future glimpses into your journey into the heart of God.

  5. Paulette says:

    Wow, I have no idea how I found you! I think it was because some of the beautiful photography and the title “First Comes Love”. Then I read that you were a convert, my new husband is a convert he became Catholic last year a month before we were married. We have many things in Common, I have two daughters and I live in FL.
    I feel blessed to have stumbled on your site and I look forward to reading your archives.
    -/+\- Peace,
    ” Paulette

    • Amy says:

      Nice to meet you Paulette. I’m glad you took the time to introduce yourself. Sounds like we do have some things in common. Congratulations on your recent marriage. Drop by anytime and share your thoughts.


  6. Paulette… Mama YACHT?! No way.

  7. Paulette says:

    God is so wonderful!!! He puts people right in front of us so wehave no choice but to cross their path. Now He has given us the freewill of what we do with the opportunity. Do we walk on by or do we stop and say hello. Well my friend, I am so happy I stopped and said hello! I’m looking forward to see what He has in store for us next, arn’t you ? 😀
    -/+\- Peace,
    ..” Paulette aka “Mama YACHT”

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