Hello all! My name is Tracey, and I am the most recent addition here at Mentoring Moments. Since I am new, I want to share a bit about who I am and how I got here. I grew up in a small town with an awesome family. My parents are still married to each other and still live in the house they built in 1972. I am the oldest of their four daughters. The whole family went to church every week, and I accepted Christ at age ten. I wish I could say that from that point, I found God’s path for me and never once veered from it. However, I cannot.
This small-town girl always had big-city plans. After leaving my hometown, I made some poor choices and traveled a path that obviously was not God’s best for me. In his grace and mercy, He allowed me to turn back to him. Soon after, my high school sweetheart made a reappearance and almost 18 years and four children later we remain committed to each other. Our family has moved frequently and is currently living in rural Georgia and loving it here. It is humbling when you realize what you want is what you already had.
Today I am many things: Christian, wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. I try to play an active part in my local church and community by teaching a women’s Sunday school class, facilitating Bible studies and contributing my time and resources to causes that I feel led to support. Although I work outside the home part time, my most important job is there as wife and mother. At home, I keep the kids clean, fed and mostly on schedule for the various activities each one has chosen. I also “help” my husband with the home improvement projects we are always working to finish. In my spare time I read a lot, sing (badly) a lot and write a lot. To learn more about the Cagle crew and me, check out my blog: Reflections in a One Light Town at http://reflectionsonelighttown-tracey.blogspot.com.
Because of the fantastic work of God in my own life, I know that His love never fails. It is my hope to share that message with those whose path might have also taken a wrong turn. So many think that the mistakes of the past define their future, I am living proof that it does not have to be that way.