Hello lovelies! My name is Laura tenPas. And yes, the capitalization in tenPas is supposed to be funky - it's Dutch. My husband and I have been married since 2013 and have taken on some seriously difficult endeavors since then. To give you a small glimpse, we have hiked the entire Appalachian Trail in one year, fostered and adopted many children in our home and are currently off in an RV trying our hand at roadschooling! We have 2 adopted sons, one foster son (in the adoption process) and 1 biological daughter [but more on them in the family section].
I started this blog to open up my world to others and hopefully give encouragement to those whom I would never meet otherwise. I have been in some rough places in my life, places that felt lonely and isolated. I have been almost 100 pounds overweight, I have suffered from feeling stuck in self-defeating thoughts and behaviors, and the list goes on... But every day I am finding new freedom and experiencing more joy. My goal is to share my experience, strength and hope with you - so that you may find courage in this fact: No one is alone.
If you ever need a word of encouragement or have any questions, please feel free to reach out!
Wishing You Freedom and Blessings,