It’s just who I am

Hi there and welcome to #Raising3Rushes (and sometimes a 4th) in a perfect sinful world! I am so excited you stopped by. I am Bethany, but can sometimes be referred to as Mom, Babe, Honey, Momma, Mrs. Brush . . . the nicknames are limitless. And honestly, I adore them all. Mrs. Brush is a little less formal than Mrs. Rush and it really does fit me to a tee as I am a Registered Dental Hygienist by degree. All those names come to this, I am first and foremost a child of God. I am uniquely made in the image of The Creator. I am the wife of “Pastor Craig” and mom to the 3 E’s (Elliott, Evelyn, and Everett). I love the Lord Jesus and I love people and will do almost anything to help connect people to the loving, saving grace of God.

I’m just your down-to-earth, homegrown Louisiana girl married to an Alabama boy. We lived a big Texas life for almost a decade and currently find ourselves situated on the east coast in the mid-Atlantic city of Norfolk, Virginia. My husband, Craig, and I married in June 2006, a day before our one-year anniversary of dating and just a couple of weeks longer than the amount of time we had known each other. When it’s meant to be, it’s just meant to be. We met in Natchitoches, Louisiana (my hometown), and moved to Ruston, LA once we married. While in Ruston I practiced in a few private dental offices and Craig managed a high-end furniture store. Life was good but it was oh so boring. Boring because we attempted to do it all on our own! That is until Jesus turned our world upside down!

I’ll spare you ALL of the details and instead link you to the first blog that I started years ago. If interested in reading more, go to http://www.raisingrushes.blogspot.com.

That blog was my first blog and was started before we ended up with three kids in three years!!! We are well aware of how that occurs. What can I say, my husband was a seminary student and after trying for several years I sure wasn’t going to change anything until I knew my quiver was full!

Jesus is my Savior! He is my everything. Next comes my man Craig and then our 3Rushes. They are all E names (yes I know, it’s corny and was not what we set out to do but it happened)! All family names and classic ones at that. Elliott is our sports-loving first-born son, Evelyn is our girly tumbling princess, and Everett is our youngest adventure boy who thinks he is as big and old as the other two! All three are strong-willed, independent, and highly competitive children who love life to the fullest! They get ALL OF THAT AND MORE honestly and it’s not just from one side or the other!

Most of the time my filter is missing and my husband is a pastor! This makes for a fun and interesting combination. Stick around long enough and you will understand what that fully means! I am by no means an expert on much of anything, but I do strive to live a life on mission with God daily all while raising 3 little Rushes who are growing in their knowledge and love for the Lord. My hope is that you enjoy your time at #raising3rushes (and sometimes a 4th) and that it brings you laughter and encouragement, and draws you a little bit closer to the creator of the universe! That you find nuggets of truth that can be easily added into your daily walks and maybe even used on the little people the Lord has entrusted to you. He loves you (and them) to infinity and beyond and the truth is, we do live in a perfect sinful world!