Hope has called Floydada home her entire life. She met her husband, Don, the summer before her senior year in high school. They were married in December of 1982. Don is retired from the USPS. They have a two daughters. Becky is a licensed counselor at WTAMU and Mary is a sophomore English teacher at Canyon High School. Mary’s husband, Casey, works for WTAMU and is retired from the United States Air Force. Mary & Casey have blessed Hope and Don with two grandchildren – Liam who is 3 and Livi who just turned 1. Hope also has 4 grand puppies-Ben, Bitsy, Bostyn & Brinkley. Hope and Don came to Harvest in February of 2015. She has served in many different capacities, but the two she is most passionate about are greeting at the front door and serving communion.
Who is your hero? And Why?
I would have to say my hero is Don. He is a strong and compassionate. He is loving and forgiving. He is very creative and talented. But the best thing is he loves God with all his heart, and he loves his family unconditionally. Second to Don would be my mother. She always put others before herself. She is with Jesus right now. I can’t wait to see her again.
What one event in your childhood had the greatest effect on your life?
I would have to say my parent’s divorce when I was 8 years old. I was impacted in many good and bad ways. The best thing that came from that is after a few years my dad met my step mother, Myla. I love her dearly and am so blessed to have her in my life. The bad is that is when I started believing a bunch of lies about myself that stayed with me most of my life; lies I am learning to shed and seek truth.
If you weren’t doing what you do today, what other job would you have?
This is a hard question because although I’m 50 something years old, I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. One thing I would do in a heart beat, if possible, is be the person at the President’s State of the Union address who yells out “Mr. Speaker, the President of the United States!” I have a big enough mouth to get that job done. LOL
What “lesson from Mom” do you still live by today?
Keep your living room picked up in case company stops by and don’t dress frumpy when you go out in public.