hello, I am Mrs_PoppilyEverAfter

But in person you can call me Simone. That's Simone: said SEE - MON, not Simoaaan, Simmy for short, Simone Michelle Vasques Poppleton for long. 'Poppleton' is a new addition (eee!), it still has that sweet new-baby smell! On a sunny Sunday, on the 21st of October 2018 I married my high school sweetheart, gave him my heart, took his last name, and we began our much anticipated, much awaited Poppily Ever After. I prayed for a friend, and the Lord sent me a 17 year old boy to be my best friend and I am so grateful I get to do life with this Man of God. I believe marriage is a calling, and I feel privileged to share my journey as a Wife for Life with you. When I am not swooning over our wedding photos (You'll find a collection of these through out the blog, and I will be doing a series on our celebration of love under Our Wedding Day tab) you will find me seeking out the biggest cappuccino (coffee shops really need to find bigger cups!), planning my next outfit and next event in my head, and writing long winded posts like these. When I am not writing, I am listening. I am a Relationship Counsellor Rooted in Love, who specialises in working with couples and individuals desiring to experience the deepest and richest connection possible (You can find out more about this on my website www.rootedinlove.co.za). This is so much more than a job, or profession, this is my passion and my calling. Being married and working with marriages has allowed me to integrate my personal and professional self more authentically.

I am loving this season of my life.

My process of writing this 'About Me' section is revealing in itself. I left it for last, procrastination masked as introspection, but, when I did start I couldn't stop until I deemed it perfect, and finished- which meant I ran late for my meeting (sigh). Keeping me company was a good strong cup of coffee, with lots of foam, but once the writing bug bit, the coffee was enjoyed cold (this happens often). This section was left for last for the "Who Am I" question is one we are asked directly and indirectly our entire lives, and yet spend the same entire life trying to figure out an adequate enough answer. So who is Simone Poppleton?
I know the following is for sure 
|| I am Who He says I am. 
|| I am His.                       

|| I am a Daughter of God.
|| Everything else that I am depends on how much coffee I've had.

My prayer for my blog is that it will honour God and be seasoned with Grace, that it will be a Light, and bring Him Glory, that I may connect to even 1 person in a meaningful and purposeful way. I pray you will experience my blog as real and relatable, that you, my friends, will be blessed as much as writing for you blesses me. My commitment to this blog, and to you, is I will speak what is true, that my intentions and motivations will be pure, my words rooted in and reflect His love, I will be bold and brave in my sharing, always strive to promote kindness, and be intentional with my loving, and intentional with my living so that you can know
who I am online is the same person you'd meet over a cup of coffee.

This blog has been brewing for some time now, but I am so excited to have taken the plunge, and cannot espresso how much it beans to me that you're reading this. 

With All My Love

Simone

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