Hey there!! I’m Megan and I want to welcome you to Heart of a Girl, a blog about life, ministry, and motherhood. My heart for this blog is to be able to share with you what the Lord is teaching me as I try to navigate life in ministry as well as becoming a new mom. This mom thing is quite the adventure and we need each other to make it through. My prayer is that as the Lord teaches me many lessons that I would share them with you and that you would be encouraged and know that you are not alone. Let’s take on life together!
I am married to my very best friend in the whole world and I’m absolutely the luckiest girl ever! My husband and I have been married for 6 years now and currently serve as youth pastors to a bunch of awesome students here in Texas! Holla! We love serving the local church and are extremely blessed by our church family.
In November 2013, the Lord blessed us with a healthy, amazing, little adventurer who hates sleep named Jaxon Hayes. Jaxon is currently two and is an absolute whirlwind. He has zero fear which gives his mamma LOTS of fear! He is very determined and gives me a run for my money. For as crazy as he can be, he is the absolute sweetest big brother. There is no one in the world he loves more than his little sister.
This past December we welcomed miss Finnley Brave into our family. She is the sweetest, most precious, content baby in the whole world. She is an absolute joy to our family and everyone else around her. If every baby were like her, I would have a million but since I had her brother first, I know that not all babies are as easy as she is! We love our baby girl and seeing her daddy with her is the greatest thing in the world!
I am just a girl who God found and pulled out of the mess my life was in. I love that our God is a God of grace, forgiveness, and love. I have been immersed in the ministry since the Lord changed my life in 9th grade. From that moment on, I jumped “all in”. The church was my life. It was where I spent all my free time. The church was my safe place. My heart and my passion is the ministry and I feel like I’m at my very best when I am fully serving the church.
When I became a mother I had a major identity crises. I was in a place in my life where I didn’t have community, I didn’t have people reaching out to me, I didn’t have mom friends around me. I had just experienced the biggest change in my life and I was completely alone in it. This was such a hard transition for me and I stumbled through this season poorly. I found myself not able to serve the church in the capacity that I’d always served. I wasn’t able to be as involved as I wanted to be and this broke me. Now, looking back I can see that I found my identity in ministry and when that was stripped away I didn’t know who I was. I was lost. I was lost and alone.
My hope and prayer is that I try to do whatever I can to help other moms know that this doesn’t have to be the end of their story. They can thrive and have community and deep friendships. We don’t have to do life alone! We can take on life together!