God has been so good to me, and I’ve been so undeserving. My parents, bless them, did everything they could to raise me right. I grew up going to a non-denominational Chinese church every Sunday. I got really good at memorizing verses (and forgetting them right after), and giving the right answers in Sunday school. But I also judged others harshly and had a hard heart. I was basically a tiny Pharisee. So it wasn’t a huge surprise when in college, I strayed even further away from God. I stopped going to church. I stopped reading the Bible. I made my social circle my everything. Then, my senior year of college, a sophomore guy asked me out on a date. I talked to him about my faith, hoping that by appearing more pious than I was, that I would scare him off. But it turned out he was raised Christian as well, and we decided to pursue God together. Sadly, we were terrible at putting God first and failed a lot. But mercifully, God continued to draw us both closer to Him despite our glaring issues. Fast forward to today, that boyfriend is now my husband, and the father of our son. Our relationship is just one of the many ways God has grown my faith and opened my heart to His love over the years. (I’d tell you all about the others but we'd be here forever.) Before working for St Jude, I did digital marketing for software companies, and taught hip hop dance on the side. I now raise my son full-time, and hope to eventually get back to dancing. In the meanwhile, I’m enjoying time with my husband, our little one, and our cat who definitely thinks she’s better than us. If anything I've written speaks to you, I'd love to do a tea or coffee date, or walk around Lake Cliff park with the toddler in tow. Looking forward to hanging out!