My name is Wendy, and I am the the head chicken tender here at The Robin's Nest. We are a modern homestead(ish) family located in Natchitoches Parish Louisiana.
I am married to Jason, and a mother of four. My favorite color is sage green, and my favorite vegetable is TACOS. Gardening has become a passion, and I am slightly addicted to hatching eggs in the incubator. I breed show quality Holland Lop rabbits and Bearded Silkies, but I struggle to part with the babies when it is time to sell because I am a big softie.
I am a homeschool mama to two beautiful teenage girls, and a lover of nature. I look forward to seeing new life spring up from the earth and out of the barn every year. I am a Jesus follower, and I love to sing. My favorite hobby is kayaking on the lake and going hiking with my girls.
I love the idea of childhood being spent barefooted in the grass and collecting your breakfast out of the coop every morning. Laying on a blanket and making out shapes in the clouds, or reading a good book will always win over television or video games.
Slowing Down and Adoption
I use to live in a major city, but I was craving a slower pace. I needed simplicity and a life that felt meaningful. I felt like I was living in a rat race, and I wanted to feel a connection with God that was being drowned out by the hustle and bustle of life in the city.
I felt like I was drowning. I knew I needed to do something to allow myself to heal both my heart and my health, so I packed up and moved 700 miles south and began to rebuild my life with my focus on God. Little did I know then that my life was about to be turned upside down by an eight year old little girl who needed a family.
There is no doubt in my mind that every season of my life was preparing me for this, and it was all part of God's kingdom plan. The trauma, my health, the move, the adoption... God's hand was in every moment of it, and I am thankful that He used me in such a mighty way. We may not have gained a daughter the usual way, but I can't even imagine life without her. God always knows what He is doing.
Being Brave and Sharing My Heart
I share a lot of my heart here on this blog. You will find more than just chickens and rabbits. You will find a lot of my personal thoughts and experiences of daily life. This journey is about finding joy, and sometimes you have to slay a few dragons to get there. Lord knows I have.
What I have learned through it all is that God is always with us. He never promises us a perfect and happy life. But He does promise us in Romans 8:28 that everything that happens to us is working for our good if we love Him and are fitting into his plans. I have come to heavily rely on that promise over the years, and I have seen that promise delivered multiple times! I have seen how everything I go through in life prepares me for something big that He has planned for me to be a part of. I know all too well how some of the biggest blessings can be disguised!
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