About Amanda

What does one say about oneself? How do I introduce you to the complex individual God has created me to be, especially when the easiest way to do that would be on the porch of our lovely hometown coffee shop, where we could sip a Sumatra blend and share a blueberry scone?

I live with my husband of 4 years, Daniel, in a small town in north central Indiana. I work as a professional fundraiser for a continuing care retirement community. We are the parents of one angel baby, William Jorge, who passed in March of 2012, and we’re looking forward to the birth of our Rainbow in September. We are members of our church and enjoy volunteering there. We play with a small community orchestra, teach privately and freelance throughout the year. Daniel is studying to be a Spanish interpreter and translator and plans on being a stay-at-home dad.

I hold degrees in music performance and arts administration. I was a long time 4-H’er, and have since rediscovered my love of homemaking and DIY. I like my home as natural as possible, especially in my cooking and cleaning. We try to follow a Weston Price type diet, and prefer natural remedies. I’m interested in home management and strive to improve my skills in that area. I have a new found interest in gardening, both with flowers and veggies and recently completed my Master Gardener coursework. I love doing handwork, especially embroidery and piecing/quilting.

I’m a bit of an Anglophile, loving a good cup of tea and a scone, and I enjoy reading British history. I like visiting new places, and have visited nearly 2 dozen states, and 5 different countries. I love art museums, history museums and concert halls. I love classical music, British and Irish folk music, and Renaissance church music. I’m also an avid reader, particularly enjoying Dickens, Hugo, Austen and Eliot. I enjoy reading devotionals and theology by C.S. Lewis and John Piper, and find great wisdom for living the life of a believer in the pages of the Bible, turning often to Hebrews, Psalms, the Gospel of Luke and Job.

I’m dedicated to the idea of the Titus 2 woman, and allow that to inspire the things that I do and the way I do them.

On Echoing Footsteps  is a constant state of change, just like my life. II blog about life, infant loss, rainbow pregnancy, homemaking, quilting, gardening, life as a working wife and mom, and the things God is teaching me in each of these areas. Join me as I journey through life, learning and growing through the experiences of every day.

Thank you for the echoes your footsteps bring into my life. They are sweet sounds to me.



5 thoughts on “About Amanda

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  2. Hi Amanda. I saw your comment on Cheeseslave about raw milk. If you live in NW Indiana, I might be able to help you. Let me know, and best of luck in your search!

  3. Amanda,

    I also saw your comment on Cheeseslave and came over here to get in touch with you. Several places in Indiana offer cow shares and operate with the knowledge of “the law” – cow share arrangements are considered legal here (not against the law to drink milk from your own cow). Anyway, as we’ve moved around the state, we’ve owned shares at 3 different farms, and have been very happy with all of them. There are plenty of places to get raw milk if you really want it. Some even deliver, depending on where you live. If you’re interested, please let me know.

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