God’s joy is perfect, my journey to find it is not.
I’m Jennifer Moses, a proud working mama with three kids and an amazing husband. I love to be creative, finding ways to make my life easier, while trying to be frugal.
My full-time job is as a Assistant Director in the Center for Undergraduate Research with a large research university, in other words, I help students get involved with research. Also, I teach part-time as an adjunct professor at the local junior college, specializing in biotechnology. Using my science knowledge and love for teaching, I spend my free time performing community outreach, teaching science to kids of all ages, conducting experiments to get them engaged, including making slime with 150 elementary aged kids.
I often get asked how I do it all. Honestly, I don’t have an answer for you. Half the time I am not even sure which way is up, I just go. I try to do what makes me happy and if that means leaving the dust bunnies under the table that drives me crazy, then there they will live. My house will never be perfect unless company is coming because then I will spend 3 days (really nights because I work during the day) scrubbing down doorknobs and light switches in anticipation that you might catch me slacking.
I’ve got three kids in three sports, a superbly supportive, extremely funny, slightly crazy husband, and a life with little moments of imperfect joy. We laugh, we cry, we sing (sometimes poorly), we learn, together as a blended family. Our life isn’t perfect, but we are strong, God-fearing, and embody teamwork to make it through any tests that come our way.
I have spent my entire life trying to prove myself. Whether it be in school, at work, in a marriage, and as a parent. I have loved and lost. I have succeeded, and I have failed. I have walked with God and away from him. I have made a choice that this path I am on, is not my own. I have surrendered to God’s will and have chosen to obey Him with every keystroke I type.
This journey will have ups and downs, triumphs and failures, but through it all, I will serve Him and find my Imperfect Joy.