The Girl Behind the Words

Scott Fam Album Cover Resized

Hey there,
I’m Patty – the girl in the photo that I call our “Album Cover” … We’ll never have an album, but if we did, that would be the cover, except, I’d be holding a bass, which, I don’t play, but I think looks amazingly cool.  I actually play the flute, which doesn’t look impressive on an album cover … I digress … back to my introduction:

The Love of My Life

I’ve been married to my dear, surfer husband for almost 20 years. He has a heart of gold. In life, I’m like the kite and he’s the hand that holds the string. If we were a car, I’d be the gas pedal and he’d be the brakes. God brought us together to balance and support one another. I’ve learned a lot about slowing down, patience and humility from my husband.  We’ve weathered many tough times. What hasn’t killed us made us stronger. When I grow up, I want to be just like him.

My Boys

I have two boys – one in elementary school and one in High School. My oldest thinks like a philosopher and contends like a lawyer. He has a heart for the underdog and a sense of justice a mile long. The banner photo on my homepage is his handiwork. He’s a gifted photographer, videographer and pianist. I’m biased. My youngest dreams his way through life. He’d rather be creating, crafting or hosting ten of his closest friends for a day of LEGOS and building forts together. I home educated both of them until last year. It wasn’t in my plan {you know how we plan!} to send my oldest back to public school, but life often turns unexpectedly.  Overall, I’d say the change saved our relationship at this season of our life together.  I still home educate our youngest at home and we have all kinds of fun learning adventures as well as the typical highs and lows of home learning.

My Dream

I am passionate about parenting and just finished co-authoring a book entitled, “Help! I’m a Parent.” I have had a life-long dream to publish a book. To learn more about the status of the book and either get on the pre-order list or the book promo team, go to my feature box “Help for Parents”  My vision for supporting other parents evolves over time.  I feel called to this, but how it shakes out is going to have to be formed by God.

Oh, the Books!

If you were to come over to our home and peruse my bookshelves, you’d find a wide selection of reads on spiritual growth. I am not usually a “light” reader, though I’m learning to give myself that pleasure these days as I add some fiction to the stack on the side table next to my bed. If you want to know more about what I’m reading or what we are reading together in our homeschool or for fun, go to the feature box on my homepage called, “What We Are Reading.”

Sweet Jesus

My walk with God is the center of my life. If you want to read my testimony, go here. I spend some of my spare time in our community or with women who are taking the courageous road to come off the streets and overcome addiction to live a whole, healthy life. I also mentor women who have been through traumatic childhood experiences to help them overcome the distortions which keep them from growing closer to God. My passion is to help people walk into more freedom with Jesus. I don’t mention that here for brownie points. I share it because it’s part of who I am and what I love spending my time doing.

What I Want for You

When you visit Hearts Homeward, you can expect to find a few things …
Spiritual Encouragement: I long to bless you as you reach for more of Jesus in your life. My life mission as it stands right now is to Be with Him, Become like Him and Live for Him.
Parenting support and practical solutions: I tell it like it is around our home, not trying to paint an image that doesn’t exist. I share what I have learned and what is working {and what isn’t} because, in my opinion, parenting is the highest calling.
Sometimes I post what I call “Snapshots and Snippets” to capture the smorgasbord of things we did in our home educating life, books we’re reading, lessons we’re learning and fantabulous things I find elsewhere on the web.

I do hope you come back and let me know you are here. I write to reach out and bless. When you reach back it matters to me.

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