|From left, my baby girl Ellie and me and my husband, Robert.|
My family calls me YaYa. My niece has called me that since she tried to say "Carla;" it came out "YaYa" and it just stuck.There are many sides to who I am, but I guess it depends on who you are as to which side of me you get.
I love people - of all walks of life. I love life - just living it - the good and the bad times. Life in general is good and Jesus is the reason - along with family and friends, which are very important to me. They're a big part of who I am. I try to be there at all times for the people who mean the most to me and who make my life worthwhile - you know who you are. Be good to me and I'll be good to you. Treat me bad and I'll pray for God to give me the strength to treat you even better.
I'm real. I live my life like an open book. Most people appreciate that about me, others find the heart on my sleeve annoying. But ... those people are few and I make no apologies. I make my mistakes out in the open for everyone to see. I hope to always learn from my mistakes, but if I don't, then maybe someone else will. I like me this way. At least I don't pretend to be someone I'm not. What we do in secret will one day be shouted from the rooftops, so why not just be honest about who we are.
There is a deeper side of me that only God will know, though. That's the part of me that I am still coming to understand. I make it a point not to judge others in the face of wanting to. Though I can be brutally honest at times. One of my flaws is that I often speak before I think.
I love nature. I love Jesus! I'm a worshiper. I just want to point others to Jesus - to the cross, to its love and its redemptive power.
Time is something I have little of. I would love to write books that change people's lives or that Hollywood made into tear-jerking dramas. I hope to always meet people who can encourage me in seeking the Lord's will for my life.
I'm married to a sweet and wonderful man. He is Robert Hailey. I have longed for this time in my life; because I love passionately and deeply. I prayed for so long that God would send me someone. One day I was lonely and longing to be with someone and then the next day Robert was there — literally! It was as though he had always been there. We didn't miss a beat, and have been inseparable ever since. And wouldn't ya know it, we got pregnant after only 3 weeks of marriage! We now have a beautiful baby girl named Elianna Jane. We call her Ellie. I love her more than words can say. And since she came into our lives, I can honestly say I have fallen deeper in love with God and Robert because of her. "My cup runneth over!"