I invite you join me on a journey as I create my Love Lee Place
A Love Lee Place is a place where we can find Inspiration & Encouragement
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
This is a scripture I claim over my life because I truly believe nothing happens by accident! God has a plan for us. As His precious children He adores us, wants to spend time with us, and cherishes us.
It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. (Ernest Hemingway)
My journey has been pretty awesome. It began in 1960 when I was brought into this world by Nancy and Dale Kimbrough. I was the first grandchild on my mother’s side and my grandparents loved me rotten…
Being the oldest of four children, I grew up very quickly. I developed an outgoing personality and strong leadership skills which have served me well as an adult. Today, my siblings Cheryl, Sandra, and Daniel are my friends and it is an honor to be their Big Sister!
Just before the Christmas holidays of my sophomore year I moved to Angleton Texas and I remember being so nervous as I walked into choir. The entire choir was up on the risers but I only saw one face. There he was…standing on the back row; the most gorgeous guy I had ever seen in my life Richard Dallas Smith and it was the proverbial love at first sight. On December 18, 1977 during Christmas break of my Jr year we were married. I graduated at the end of my Jr year.
On April 18, 1979 I gave birth to an absolutely beautiful little girl, Tori Renae. Then on June 25, 1981 God blessed us with another precious package…an adorable little girl, Brandi Lee. Over the years we have made incredible memories with our girls. Richard and I have always encouraged them to be independent, confident women and to pursue their passions. Therefore, both girls participated in dance, cheerleading, soccer, softball, volleyball and band. I was very blessed to be able to be a stay at home mom until my girls were near jr high age. Now, it is with much sadness, I announce our girls are all grown up! But…it is with great pleasure I declare they are two of the most incredible women I know.
While God did not give me a son, He did give me Robi, my really awesome Son-In-Law!
I now have three Delightful Grandchildren. Brandon, Michael, and Cheyenne And…One beautiful Great-granddaughter Payton. Being a Meme is the greatest blessing! There is nothing which touches my heart or pleases my ear than to hear “Meme, I love you”….
In 1992 I graduated from nursing school as a Registered Nurse and worked in the ICU setting for 13 years, Nursing Informatics for 4 years, and as the Director of the Revenue Management Department for 5 years. I am currently the Director of Nursing at Woodlake Nursing Center. I love being a nurse and I use the knowledge I’ve gained from life, formal education, an on the job training every single day. I owe a huge debt of gratitude to my precious husband and daughters for making the sacrifices necessary for me to pursue my career.
I spend my free time enjoying life and making memories with family and friends. Richard and I love being in each others company and spend as much time together as possible.
From the time I was a little girl, I have known God has big plans for my life but I had to grow up first…Nothing happens by accident. So, now that I am all grown up, God is allowing me to use my life tragedies and trials to bring Him glory and honor… He gives beauty for ashes and joy for tears!
God has called me to share a message of encouragement, hope, healing, and restoration. A Love Lee Place is an extension of that calling so thanks for visiting and please come back often.