I’m Kerri Hupp. And I’m blogging.
How does someone who claims brevity and privacy as core pillars of their very being land on the internet, sharing her most intimate experiences and thoughts? If you would indulge me, join me on this messy, messy road that landed her here.
Imagine your very typical oldest child of 3: studious; responsible; driven; quiet. I decided my career at 12, graduated near the top of my class, finished my bachelor’s degree in 3 years, garnered a fantastic job at a corporate office where I met and married my spouse, and somewhat quietly integrated my faith into my daily life. Things were going according to plan.
Then, life happened.
That errant thread on the sweater sleeve got caught on something insignificant, and things began to unravel.
Family planning took a hard left turn.
Terminal illness stole my father.
My 15-year marriage burned to the proverbial ground.
My 20-year career took a flying leap off a cliff with no parachute.
And there I stood; my plans smoldering in a pile of ashes. As I sifted through them on my hands and knees, wiping my tear-stained, soot-smudged face, I began to hear the kindest, softest, most compassionate sound; the voice of my Father. What followed would be the undoing of a life of control and caution. And, dare I say it, gratitude for the devastation that led me to the undoing.
Today, life finds me as a single mom to an adopted son, founding a decorating business, leading with a foster care nonprofit, and all-consumed by the love of my Father and best friend. My why is simple: I only want the best of what He has for me. Period.
The cry of my heart is my life verse:
My heart has heard you say ‘Come and talk with Me.’ And my heart responds ‘Lord, I am coming.’ – Psalms 27:8
This blog is a response to one of those ‘Come and talk with Me’ moments. So if you will hang with me, and I hope you will, I will share what I know of His heart with you. It is my hope that you will come to realize that in those moments of devastation, He is speaking. If you will ask, listen and obey, your life will never be the same.
To hear more about my journey with Chosen Ones Foster and Adoptive Family Support, click here.
Check out a recent interview where I shared ALL the things: entrepreneurship, grief, motherhood, divorce and faith.