My Story

Well hello there, beautiful!

I’m Eva –  an imperfect daughter of a perfect Father.  A Father who loves me despite my many limitations.  And who loves you as well.

I started Finding the Joy Within to share and encourage you in your motherhood, and in this season of your life.

I am beyond excited that you stopped by. I pray that as you spend some time here, you will feel loved, inspired and ready to embrace all the goodness of your life.

I am passionate about helping you realize that the joy, peace, confidence, love and contentment you are searching for is already within you. No matter what season of life you are currently in, whether you are in the season of working full-time, you are a stay-at-home mom, or an empty-nester, God has made you amazing and equipped you with all you need to THRIVE in this season of your life.  He wants to be in relationship with you. He wants to be your friend, your confidant, your rock and your help!

If you are feeling overwhelmed, brunt out, lost your joy or feel like your life is spiraling out of control, I would love for you to join me in this space as we pray, laugh, share and grow in God’s grace together.

I’ll say right now that I am not a ‘joy’ expert.  I am an ordinary girl, who strives to find the extraordinary in my seemingly ordinary life.  God has been so good to me.  That is not to say that I don’t have my challenges (we all do), and that things are always going my way (how I wish), but I’ve made a decision to always be optimistic, to see the glass half full and to greet each day with excited expectations that good things are going to happen.

And guess what?  I’ve found that when I allow the joy the flow within me, it has changed me for the better.  I want to share the joy I have been given with you and through this blog, I want to share all that God has taught me and pass along anything that I think will help YOU discover YOUR joy within.

I’d love for us to get to know each other more.  Here are a few things about me:

+ I am wife to a wonderful man and mommy to three beautiful children ages 11, 9 and 6.

+ I’m originally from Belize, a small country in Central America

+ I’ve lived in Washington, DC, Maryland and now live further up the East coast.

+ I am a huge country music fan and I mean HUGE!

+ My favorite food is anything spicy.

+ I wear glasses and contacts – can barely see without either of them.

+ I’m a social coffee drinker – only to fit in with the cool kids.

+ I was a stay-at-home mom for 8 years (loved it and didn’t love it at the same time)

+ I went back to working full-time 2 years ago (love it and don’t like it at the same time)

+ I started my own face-painting company while staying at home.

When it was time for me to re-enter the workplace, my mom suggested that I do a novena to the Infant Jesus during my job search. And so I did. And God worked a miracle for us. Two days after I finished my novena I found a job online that I knew would be perfect for me and my family. I applied for the job on a Tuesday, went in for the interview on Wednesday and was offered the job on Thursday! I couldn’t believe it! I had the job God picked out for me in 3 days! Isn’t our God so amazing?!

My hope is that you will know that God has BIG plans for you my friend. Plans to “prosper you and not to harm you.” If you let Him, He will do amazing things in your life. I will be here cheering you on, offering any tips that I think will help on this journey of motherhood, work-life and the search of Finding The Joy Within.

I am praying for you and your family.



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