Hi Friend,

I’m Bonita and I’m a professional encourager.

At least that’s what I want to be.

I miss the mark so often (daily), but I genuinely desire to encourage people with my words and with my life.

This is my story, the part I can transcribe into black words on a white screen.

Obviously, much more is left unsaid than makes its way onto this blog, but I  hope that something I write will inspire, help, or encourage you as you live out your own story.

I have kind of a learn-as-I-go approach so we will discover together what happens here.

I’m simply going to write what I learn and experience and what is on my heart. I trust that the Lord will use it for your benefit.

These are my people I love with all my heart:

Bonita Lillie with her husband, son, and daughter outside in front of trees

The Lillie family in 2013

When I was a little girl I dreamed of being a wife and mother. That’s what I wanted more than anything in the world.

God was gracious and granted my heart’s desire by giving me the awesome family you see above.

He further blessed me by allowing me to spend 15 years homeschooling my children.

And now I find myself at a new stage of life- the empty nest.

My son graduated college and lives two states away. My daughter is a college student in a neighboring state, but Africa has stolen her heart.

So my house and my life are relatively quiet now.

And I get to be that woman I always hoped would help me when I was a young wife and mother, the one who shares the wisdom of years and experience to help others.

That’s my story thus far.

I hope that as you read the bits and pieces of my life, you will share a part of yours with me.