My name is Aimee. Chris and I met at 14 volunteering at church, began dating at 17, and married at 20. He was my best friend. We welcomed our first daughter Abbi in January of 2013. Later that year my dad was diagnosed with leukemia and began treatment. In February of 2014 we found out I was expecting our second baby but at 6 weeks, I miscarried. We lost my dad two days later on Valentine's Day to complications of his cancer treatments. On St. Patrick's Day I found out I was expecting again and we were thrilled. Then on June 24th, 2014, my husband was killed instantly in a car wreck. Our daughters were 16 months and 18 weeks' gestation. I vowed to raise them to know who their daddy was... but most importantly to know Jesus. November 19th, 2014, I welcomed my rainbow baby Aurora into the world.
March 1, 2018, I went on a first date with a single dad named Don. Neither one of us was interested in dating, but a persistent friend had talked us into giving this a chance. October 5th, 2019, we made it official and got married. I am loved in a way I didn't think would ever be possible again, and I love this man with all my heart, too. My daughters have a living dad in their lives and also got the bonus of a big sister. Our relationship has not been without its challenges as we navigate blending families and dealing with my PTSD together--but it is incredibly blessed.
Life can be painful. I will not shrink away from speaking that. Yet my God has not for one second abandoned me or the sweet girls I am raising. He is a good, good, Father and in Him we find all we need. My mission is to share my heart in the hopes of reaching others who are hurting and to magnify the greatness of my Savior Jesus.