About Abby Reph

Firstly, it’s pronounced Repp.  Pretend the H isn’t there.  This vexes everyone, including me, when I met Mike.  Fully assumed he was Mike Ref.  What I’m saying is don’t blame yourself.

I am a 38-year-old woman who finds herself truly contented with her life at this moment; it is madness, messy, funny and predictable all at once, thanks entirely to our nine year old twins, our seven year old son, our five year old son, and our three year old daughter. I’ve been married for fifteen years to the love of my life and I’m grateful every day that we’re together.

Writing is a joy to me; the only problem is I fail to give it any of my time.  But that’s okay because it means my priorities are in order: the five little people who occupy my days come first in this season of life.  So I write when I make time.

It would be impossible to understand anything about me without first understanding that I love and try to follow Jesus every day.  He is the life, my grace, my strength.

The quote from which this blog’s name is derived is by Ralph Waldo Emerson.  Never let it be said that I don’t cite references.

I created this blog in May of 2009 with the intention of having a collection of writing, a place to practice writing, and to humor people, if only in little bits.



13 responses to “About Abby Reph

  1. Lindsay

    I’m so happy for you and impressed with your blog thus far! It will be so fantastic to see you and catch up next weekend in LA.

    I miss you and think of you often, feeling somehow connected across the miles/state lines/chaos of life…enjoy this journey you are taking, and thanks for letting us sneak peaks 😉


  2. WhitneyT

    i adore you, and I adore blogging. keep the posts coming. you’re fabulous.

  3. Shannon

    Holy goodness. This is my new favorite website. I can’t get enough.

  4. Stephanie Reph Hoffman

    First time reader, admirer of your time and inspired by your words, looking forward in
    future blogs every Wednesday. Happy to have
    had the privilege of meeting you this past weekend in LA. Anticipating the times ahead
    with family and our beautiful family, “the Rephs”.

  5. Mamma R

    I vote for twice a week….:)

  6. Stephanie Reph Hoffman

    Loved the BLOG can totally relate to a few of them. HAHA!

  7. susie

    I enjoy your writing very much. Friends of you inlaws. Keep it up!

  8. Jen

    I’m so happy Roe forwarded me this link!! I’ve never gotten into reading people’s blogs before but yours is addicting!! (I might have read all of them straight through during the first two hours of work this morning…). Is it next Wednesday yet!?

  9. Aunt Deb

    Finally going to your blog and laughing hysterically at some of your stuff. Little Erma Bombeck, one of my personal favorites; you do us proud. Love ya and thanks again for fab evening at your place when I was out West!!

  10. Amanda

    I stumbled onto your blog from the comment you left on The Motherlode about Drew Brees the other day (I follow that blog religiously even though I don’t have kids, weird huh?). What you wrote there was a breath of fresh air to me! It’s refreshing to see another young person like me put their faith out there so simply and honestly. I have really enjoyed everything I’ve read here; you are a great writer!

    • abbyreph

      Thank you so much for the encouragement, Amanda! I too, follow Motherlode even though I don’t have children — it’s fascinating, for whatever reason. 🙂 I hope you’ll keep reading WBO; I look forward to your feedback/insight!

  11. Carmen Robinson

    Hi Abbey, I’m a friend of Timsay and a self admitted blog enthusiast. I’m so happy that Linds recommended me to your blog. I’ve enjoyed the entries I’ve read so far and have saved it to my list of Google Reader feeds. Great job, I can’t wait to read more!

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