My name is Rachel, and I’m still learning.
My family of three tends to do life a little unconventionally, but we try not to be too weird about it. The things that are important to us are loving God, loving one another, being together, giving, and learning.
We live in the woods in a house that I began designing at the age of eight. We moved into it in 2012. It’s simple and pleasant and where I’ve always wanted to be.
We aren’t a perfect family. We’re all weird and we all get grouchy and spill things and bump our heads and eat too much sugar sometimes and things fall apart and we have to say we’re sorry. But we’re real and we’re God’s and we belong to each other and I like that about us.
Where does the name Mighty Violet come from?
Mighty comes from Ephesians 6:10: “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.”
A Violet is something delicate, easy to miss–a quiet flower, certainly not mighty on her own, but not without value. Maybe she even has something to say but hesitates to speak up.
I feel a bit like a violet most of the time, but I want to be a mighty violet, in the strength of his might.
Also, I picked the title because both words have two syllables, a long I vowel sound, the letter “t” and six letters (the latter being a trait shared with my first name). I think about such things–does everybody?