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{meet myra}

Posted By Myra Hope On October 30, 2009 @ 10:13 am In | Comments Disabled

Myra and Ernie

Hey y’all!

This is me – Myra.

I love God, my amazing childhood-sweetheart husband and two precious sons.

I grew up on a small, family farm in the North Alabama foothills of the Appalachian mountains. We lived smack dab in between my Memaw and Granddaddy and my aunt, uncle & two cousins.  My husband and I now live in Memaw and Granddaddy’s house. We are loving the house up-to-date. We are so grateful to live in the country. It’s a wonderful place to raise our boys.

I’m the oldest of five children who have the most incredible parents in the world. My dad pastors a tiny church of which I’ve been the pianist since I was six. Yes, six. We sang what I could play. Let’s just say it was a very limited repertoire. Ha! My precious mom has devoted her life to teaching my siblings and me academics, how to live, how to serve and how to get along with each other. We are an incredibly tight-knit bunch.

My childhood memories are full of adventures including throwing freshly-dug bushels of potatoes to the pig with one of my cousins, hoe-ing strawberries in my Granddaddy’s amazing garden and drinking “orange coke” from his old blue thermos on hot Summer days.

I grew up surrounded by creative people. My mom is an excellent seamstress who taught me how to sew. She patiently let me rearrange the living room and the bedroom I shared with my sister. She welcomed us to play dress-up in her old formal gowns and have tea parties with her fine china. My Memaw gave me an unquenchable love for spray paint as she painted her outdoor furniture every single Spring. And my Granny showed me how to plant a lovely flower bed.

I first laid eyes on my “someday husband” when I was nine years old. I knew that moment that I would someday marry him. We’re twenty-one years into our friendship and seven years into our marriage and we are both thankful and happy. :) That man keeps me in stitches all the time. Life is always an adventure. Never boring. Needless to say, our love story is…unique [1].

Thanksgiving 2014-2 Resized

I followed my passion to make things beautiful by getting a bachelor’s degree in interior design. After college, I worked as a designer and salesperson at a local high-end furniture retailer. It was a fabulous job that I thoroughly enjoyed. I “retired” when I was seven months pregnant with Ridley.

Motherhood is the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but the rewards are immeasurable. I’m momma to an angel baby [2], and two little men who are complete joys to my heart. Ridley’s birth [3] was extremely difficult and I lived in a fog {with pain} for years after that. Cameron’s birth [4] was redemptive in every way – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I’m finally finding my motherhood mo-jo [5]. It’s taken a long time.

I love all things diy, decorating my home, crafting, organizing and decorating for events, thrift shopping, remodeling, spray painting and upcycling.  I’m also one of those crazy people who decorates for holidays [6] with with creative, festive decor.

Cooking and baking delicious food [7] for my family brings me incredible joy.

I’m on a journey to take better care of myself and my family, so I love talking about living naturally [8]losing that pesky weight [9]using essential oils [10] and rocking natural childbirth [11].

I am far from perfect. I’m a work in progress and I don’t have it all figured out. I don’t love cleaning my house, working out, folding socks or watering the flowers, but I do it anyway and I’m always so happy when it’s done! :)

I’m so excited that you found me in this crazy big blogosphere! I can’t wait to get to know you better as we journey along together in this wonderful thing called life!

I would love to work with you by promoting your brand, so check out my advertising page [12]!

I look forward to connecting with you [13] via Google [14], Facebook [15], Twitter [16], Pinterest [17] and Instagram [18]!


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URLs in this post:

[1] our love story is…unique: http://myblessedlife.net/meet-myra/love-story

[2] an angel baby: http://myblessedlife.net/2009/07/remembering-my-angel-baby.html

[3] Ridley’s birth: http://myblessedlife.net/2010/06/my-body-my-baby-my-way.html

[4] Cameron’s birth: http://myblessedlife.net/2012/07/camerons-birth-story.html

[5] finding my motherhood mo-jo: http://myblessedlife.net/2013/06/finding-my-motherhood-mojo.html

[6] decorates for holidays: http://myblessedlife.net/category/holiday-decor

[7] Cooking and baking delicious food: http://myblessedlife.net/2013/02/for-the-joy-of-cooking.html

[8] living naturally: http://myblessedlife.net/category/natural-living

[9] losing that pesky weight: http://myblessedlife.net/category/weight-loss

[10] using essential oils: http://myblessedlife.net/category/essential-oils

[11] rocking natural childbirth: http://myblessedlife.net/category/pregnancy-and-birth

[12] my advertising page: http://myblessedlife.net/advertise

[13] connecting with you: http://myblessedlife.net/contact

[14] Google: https://plus.google.com/104725385564446647755?rel=author

[15] Facebook: http://facebook.com/myblessedlife.net

[16] Twitter: http://twitter.com/blessedlife2

[17] Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/myblessedlife/boards

[18] Instagram: http://instagram.com/my_blessed_life

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