Hi! We’re Amy and Eric! We live in Texas, along with our daughter Sarabeth.
Amy works part time as a nanny (with Sarabeth!), and the rest of the week squeezes in blog time in the midst of playing with Sarabeth. She loves to read, drink coffee and journal.
Eric works in retail during the day and is a student at night, working on his MDIV. He loves soccer and dreams of when he can one day coach again (He has big plans for Sarabeth to fall in love with the game.)
After Sarabeth was born in 2014, Amy became passionate about the legacy that she and Eric would be passing on to her daughter. With Eric’s help, she created the idea of #mylegacylife and began to find ways to start living out the idea behind Be The Proof. To love God, be whole, and live loud.
In the spring of 2015, I (Amy) began to really struggle with where I was at in my life. There were things I was unhappy about, and as I thought about them, they were things that I didn’t want to pass on to my new baby girl, Sarabeth. Everyone’s life has its own unique struggles and I knew that there were some things that I needed to work through so that I could be the best version of myself. And pass on that legacy to my daughter as well.
At the same time that these thoughts started forming in my head, I began to feel a stirring to start writing. To write my story. And share it with others. It scared the living daylights out of me. I didn’t know what that was going to look like. A book? More blogging? I had no clue. But I knew that God had placed a new calling on my life. I kept it a secret for quite a while and didn’t tell anyone. I was scared. And rather unsure of what this actually meant.
After about a month, I told Eric that I thought God was telling me that I needed to write a book. And in order to do that, I was going to need to really start working on building my blog, and my standing on social media. At least – that’s what I had heard from others in regards to the publishing world – if you don’t have a following of people on social media, you won’t get your book published. So, I started tweeting the things that I was reading. And I began to try and focus my blogging a little bit more.
Out of that focus came the idea of be made whole. I knew that the things I was reading and the struggles I was working on personally would ultimately help me create a legacy that I could be proud to leave behind. In order to do that, I had to allow God to heal all of the broken places in my life. And, I realized that a legacy wasn’t born in just one action, or by doing something once. It was about the lifestyle of it all. The journey that it took to “arrive” (if you can even arrive at some of these lifestyle characteristics).
It was from those conversations that Eric and I began to catch God’s grander vision. A place to share our personal journeys. And hopefully, help others. It’s not about social standing for me anymore . It’s not about the likes that we receive on Instagram and Facebook. Or the comments throughout social media.
It’s about helping others evaluate their lives. It’s about helping others evaluate whether or not they have created a legacy they want to pass on. It’s about giving ideas of things that we have tried that work. It’s about giving ideas that we have tried that didn’t work for us, but maybe will for someone else. And ultimately, it’s about becoming a little more like Christ each and every day.