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the story of mollie

Every day, I tell a little bit of my own story on this blog. You may not realize that an embroidery of a mushroom with a face is part of my story. Hey, I may not realize that a link to something pretty is part of my story. But each little thing is a part of something bigger. Since those little bits are spread out, and since you certainly don't get to see the whole picture, today, I'm telling my story.

I am Mollie. I am 30 years old.

I am adopted into God's family. I follow His Son, Jesus Christ, who died and rose so my sins could be forgiven. The Holy Spirit dwells in me, and my faith affects every aspect of my life.

I am adopted by my earthly parents. All of my brothers and sisters are also adopted. We are all very close, even though we are not close in age. When people ask me how many brothers and sisters I have, I sometimes hesitate. Currently I have 2 sisters and 3 brothers. For a while, I had 4 brothers. James went to live with his birth father when he was 2. I miss him very much.

I was home schooled, and I loved it. I still love that my family chooses home education. I'd like to think that we are not a typical home school family, but I could be wrong about that. I help when I can, and lately have been teaching my youngest siblings phonics.

I have no children, I am not married and I'm not dating anyone. I live with my family. This is not how I expected life at 30 to be, but I'm content with my life right now. That said, I would love to meet someone, get married, and start a family.

I am passionate about many things. Topping the list are: my faith, life, making things and helping others.

I love kids. I especially love working in children's ministry. When I work with kids at my church, I get to teach them about the most important thing in life, and I get to do it creatively. I'm known for doing craft projects that create an opportunity to talk more about faith. These days, the highlight of my Sunday morning is worshiping with the 2- to 5-year-olds.

I am incredibly okay with not leaving the house. In fact, sometimes I'm a little too okay with it. Thankfully, I have a sister who makes me go out and do things sometimes.

I don't spend all of my time blogging and making crafty things. Sometimes, I actually do freelance graphic design. All of the things that I do tend to work together nicely with a flexible schedule.

I like to think of myself as a positive person. Of course, I have my moments, but for the most part, I see the good in people.

I make things because that keeps me going. The process of making is the most important to me, but of course, I hope for a good final product too. If at all possible, I hope that my art, my craft, my making, will do good.

This is a brief look at my story so far. A summary of the big stuff. These are things about me. But you know what? Your life's story isn't just the stuff about you. It isn't only the things that happen to you. It's also the things that you convey with your life. Ultimately, I want my story, every day, to be one of encouragement, hope and faith.


  1. Anonymous11:03 AM

    Beautiful story, Mollie!
    It's nice to know you are content with your life. You are where you are supposed to be.


  2. Thank you so much for sharing your story. It is beautiful and I love your boldness with your faith! It is very refreshing to see. I love your blog already and I've only just discovered you this past weekend. I'm learning how to embroider and I fell in love with your designs.

    Have a beautiful day,

    ps. I also love to hear that you were home schooled. I'm homeschooling my children for the first year this year. We love it and could never go back to our old life.

  3. Anonymous6:13 PM

    I was home schooled also. I like to think that being home so much gave me a chance to see the world through a different perspective.

    Your blog is really adorable and creative, I hope that mine will become something special like this one day.


    P.S. I was sent here from Freckled Nest =]

  4. Mollie, I have always loved your blog and your designs and everything about you. And today, I found out that I have 2 more things to love about you! You are a Christian, like me, and you were homeschooled, and I homeschool my 2 kids. I adore teaching Children's Church and keeping nursery at our church. I also teach 3rd and 4th grade Sunday school. My husband is pastor and church and Jesus and our kids are just our whole lives. I wish you all the blessings that God has in store for you and am glad you are content with where you are in God's plan for your life. You are such a precious, talented person. Thanks so much for sharing with us. Hugs!!!

  5. Your blog is very inspiring. I look forward to reading more of your story.
    I may even do something like that on my blog.

  6. Thank you all so much! The more I think about story, and the more I hear from others, the more I realize its importance...

  7. Oh, this is so lovely, Mollie! :) It's so great to get to know crafters in a new light. :) I love your story!

  8. You have an inspiring story :] :] Thank you for sharing!

  9. I love you story and I love your work! Thanks for sharing all this beauty and fun!!!


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