Katie McLemore is a Jesus loving wife and mom living in Fort Worth, Texas. Originally from Arlington, Texas, Katie has had an adventurous life.
Born with congenital heart disease, Katie spent a great deal of time in the hospital as a child. After many surgeries and a stroke at 3 years of age, Katie has proven herself to be an overcomer. Doctors once told her family that she would never walk or talk after her stroke, yet she went on to graduate high school and college … all while walking and talking!
Katie was a member of Grace Covenant Church in Arlington, Texas, from her childhood. And while she grew up in the church and knew about Jesus, she came to accept Him as her savior while in high school in 2004. Since that time, Jesus has been at the center of Katie’s life as she pursue’s His perfect love for her.
In 2009, Katie celebrated two major life events: she graduated college with her bachelors in childhood development and she met her, now husband, Josh. Soon after graduating, Katie moved to Amarillo for almost two years (a time she describes as “in the desert” … which is almost true) before moving back to the DFW area in 2011.
Katie spent several years working with children in various roles. In 2013, Katie founded and launched a non-profit organization called Camp Bethesda, a camp for kids with special needs. After three years as the executive director of Camp Bethesda, Katie resigned to take on the most important job she’s ever or will ever have … mom. In 2015, Katie and Josh adopted Carson, a baby boy born at just 24 weeks gestation. Carson weighed just under two pounds when born and was two months old when the couple met and adopted him. Carson spent a total of four months in the NICU at Cook Children’s in Fort Worth, Texas. He was able to give Katie the very best birthday present, coming home on her 30 birthday.
Katie enjoys sharing time with friends, reading, writing, antiquing, drinking wine, eating great food and, most importantly, her time with Jesus. She hopes that you’ll be inspired toward love when reading about her life experiences here, on this blog. Thanks for stopping by!