I’m a Jesus follower, wife (to David, whom I waited 24+ years for, by the way), blogger, Bible teacher, researcher, healthy-living enthusiast, avid reader, and lifelong learner who has been forever ruined as far as what some call normal. You see, God dramatically invaded my life when I was 12, and I’ve never been the same since.
IMPORTANT NOTICE as of Jan. 20, 2023
I’m now blogging at The Hillam Blog and Newsletter on Substack. This website will be shut down in early April.
Our Amazing Story
David and I met in 2006 on BigChurch.com, a Christian dating website that had a rather unique feature: blogging. (BigChurch called it blogging, but the posts were more like what we now see in our Facebook news feeds — a paragraph or two written BY friends TO friends about something going on in their lives.)
Why is this significant? Because David was in Gainsborogh, England, I was in Lynchburg, VA, and we had our geographical regions for meeting people set to 50 and 300 miles respectively. However, everyone on the site, regardless of physical location in the world, could see the blog feed.
And that’s how it happened. I was writing blog posts and David was reading them. One thing led to another, and…well…here we are, in our 16th year of wedded bliss! (Okay, that might be stretching it a bit. But we ARE quite happy and very blessed.)
If you have about an hour, watch our YouTube video appropriately titled, Our Amazing Story. For a slightly shorter version, move the slider to the 9:45 point to skip past the introductions. And if you run out of time (or patience!), be sure and check out the slide show of pics from our first year together in Virginia starting at the 52:50 point. I wrote and produced the background song, Oh Lord, You’re Faithful, and David put it all together. What a team!