Here I am, Lord...
So as you now know, I’m Lesley. I am the wife to a really tall guy (6’10”) named Sam (hey… I prayed for a tall husband)! I’m also mom to four crazy fun, beautiful kids. They are ages 11 to 23 so currently three are in college (Texas A&M, Texas State University and Hawaii Pacific University — yes, 👈🏼 we endured a trip to Oahu to visit her and got some fun family pics while there.) Our youngest daughter is in intermediate school and enjoys soccer, volleyball, art and singing. We have two super cute labs — one black lab (Dallas) and one white lab (Cocomo) and a sweet Maltipoo named Chloe. They are constant companions and BFFs to our youngest daughter since all her siblings have gone off to college.
I also am the founder and owner of HireMyMom.com — a website to help moms and small businesses connect for hiring freelancers and virtual employees. I love helping moms find flexible work from home options so they can prioritize their family. I got my internet business start back in 1995 after having my first baby (who is now 23). I could not bear leaving her every day which is what inspired me to work from home and start HBWM.com (Home-Based Working Moms) back then. I have been working from home and loving it ever since. #winning
Some of my most favorite things are: spending quality time with my family and friends, watching the sunset over Lake Travis, gathering around a fire pit with a glass of wine and great friends (or marshmallows & my babies👇🏼), traveling to new and interesting places, home decorating and watching college football. I also love adventure and super hero movies. (I may be a little too much of an Iron Man fan!) And I especially love quiet mornings with my cup of joe, salted caramel creamer, my Bible and my Jesus.
Why this Blog?
Like all of us, I have plenty on my plate. But lately, I have been in a season of surrendering more fully to Jesus to really pursue Him and His plans for my life. I’ve pulled back from a lot of things in order to spend more time with Him. It’s been a season of ups and downs…… just like life. The result of some of that time is this blog. I hope that you find encouragement, inspiration and even a challenge from God to go deeper and surrender more fully to Him and His plans for your life. His plans are always so much better than our own!