I have lived in San Antonio, Texas my whole life and I’ve loved every minute. My parents have been separated for as long as I can remember, both are very happily remarried to nice people. Blended households are complicated and anyone who has one, knows some days are better than others. I have one sister, two half brothers, one step brother, and one step sister. I love them all and I wish I could say we’re as close as the Brady bunch but sadly, that isn’t the case. We all grew up with typical family experiences like trips to the pool, day trips to the beach, and arguments like “hey, why are you wearing my shirt”. Even with all the division, I can honestly say my family prepared me for life. They all helped me learn that nothing is perfect (except the love of God), the people you love are worth fighting for, sometimes the best memories live in the hardest moments, and forgiveness is a daily choice.
I graduated high school in 2012 and haven’t stopped learning and exploring the world since then. It took no time at all for me to start working with Girls Ministries at church, begin saving up for a trip to New Zealand, and enroll in college. After 2 years at San Antonio College, I was called to the mission field like a fly to a light. So, my pastor sent me to Columbus, Texas to attend Texas Bible Institute for more training. The whole 8 months, I was focused on growing as much as possible, so I would be ready for my trip to Honduras. September 2016 at 5:00 am, I started a journey that would change my life. Teaching for 13 months required more energy than I ever thought it would, but that’s just because I had never done it before, so I really had no reference point. The family I lived with were so full of life and love that I really never felt like I didn’t belong. I fell in love with every kid at the school and every member of the family, it became my home. After what seemed like the blink of an eye, I had fallen in love and it was time to come back to San Antonio.
Since coming back from Honduras, I’ve started teaching the Rainbows class on Wednesday nights, if you don’t know, they are the three, four, and five-year-old age group. I started working for my dad as his assistant at K. Porter Contracting and tried to pick up a few new skills like embroidery. I’ve also started to do some volunteer photography at my church and I’ve started this blog. If you have read my first blog post, you know it was a long time coming.
In the not so distant future, I’ll be moving into a new house with my sister and working with the foster care system to house children looking for a temporary place to say. Hopefully, we will have 6 elementary children in the house at a time! To say my sister and I are excited would be an understatement. We know there will be obstacles, but we will handle them the same way we have our whole lives, seeking God’s guidance together.
“Keep moving forward” – Meet the Robinsons