Hello! I’m Meghan, wife, mama to two boys, and most importantly, daughter of the King. I am from just outside of Louisville, Kentucky, and moved to Lexington, Kentucky, in 2008 when I attended the University of Kentucky. I have loved Lexington so much that I’ve stayed here ever since! I graduated from UK in 2010 with my bachelor’s in science, specifically biology. I found a job after graduation as a lab technician and continued my journey into learning more about the human body. While working in the scientific world was such a wonderful experience, it’s a very Godless community. For some people, being a scientist and a Christian is quite the conundrum, but for me I couldn’t help but see God in everything I learned; the beauty of the human body and its intricacies never ceases to amaze me.
In 2014, exactly two years after we were married, we welcomed our first little one into the world. After his birth, I was ready to hang up my hat as a scientist and pick up a new one as Mama. Staying at home with my babies has been the most rewarding, but difficult experience. I really struggled with my decision because I felt so lonely, but I also struggled with guilt when I would think about leaving my little one in the care of someone else. I knew in my heart that I needed to be with my children and that God placed this will inside of me for a reason. Through my loneliness, I started to really pray for a purpose in this new place I found myself in.
I purchased “Living Free: Learning to Pray through God’s Word” by Beth Moore on a trip to Lifeway three months into my journey as a mom. True story: my anxious dog peed on my bible in the backseat of my car, so I was in need of a new one. So, the little guy and I headed to the store and at the checkout counter the Beth Moore study caught my eye. I purchased it on a whim. As I worked through the study on my own, (it’s supposed to be a group study, but it was very good for me to do on my own) I started noticing God working and stirring up different things in my life. It was during this time that I learned how to become very intentional in my prayer for God to lead me to where He wanted me to be, no matter where that was.
Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. - Psalm 27:14
I’m not going to lie, it’s very difficult to wait! But I did and I rested in His peace for the first time in my life. I started eating healthier, exercising, and spending time in the Word everyday. Eventually God opened a door that I never imagined; He instilled a very strong desire inside of me to own a business and work from home while being able to care for my family.
As an introvert, this seemed very scary at first, but as He started placing different people in my path to encourage and inspire me, I took the leap and stepped out of my comfort zone. God continued to amaze me as He kept pushing me to do things I was very uncomfortable with. The extreme loneliness I was experiencing as a stay at home mom faded as I found myself interacting with different people every single day. God grew my business beyond all of my expectations and I started to become more confident as my purpose began to unfold in front of me.
When I look back today, I realize how lost I was. I found that living an easy and comfortable life is not where God called me to be. I was not growing as a person in my relationship with Jesus. I oftentimes think about how crazy is it that He desires a relationship and seeks after us because I’m so undeserving of any of his blessings. It is actually a very overwhelming feeling for me. He is a good, good father!
Are you feeling lonely or wondering what your purpose for this life is? Sweet friend, our Heavenly Father has a plan for you. You may not see it today or tomorrow, but He promises that He will prosper us, give us a hope, and a future. Do you believe these promises? I want you to know that I am praying for you. Praying that God reveals His plans for you as He did for me and that you find rest while you wait.
Trust in the Lord and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart. -Psalm 37: 3-4
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