My name is Becky Thompson, and I’m so glad to meet you! Let me start with a little about how this blog began. First, you need to know a few things. Here in Oklahoma, where I live with my husband, Jared, and our three children, Kolton (6), Kadence (4), and Jaxton (1), our state bird is the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. (We call them Scissortails.) Often, you’ll see these birds perched on a barbed wire fence out in the middle of nowhere… and the word silk happens to be an old slang word for barbed wire.
You know, I kind of felt like one of those birds when my husband and I first moved out here to NW Oklahoma. Like one single bird singing my song alone in the middle of nowhere. And so when naming my blog, I couldn’t think of a better name which painted a clearer picture. (Let’s be honest…Scissortail SILK is just prettier than Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Sitting on a Barbed Wire Fence.)
But do you know what happened? I sang my song… which turned out to be the tune inside the hearts of many women… and the blog grew, and pretty soon, there were tens of thousands of us sitting on a fence together chatting about life and helping one another build our nests.
And I am so grateful for each one! I am so grateful for our Scissortail SILK community!
In 2015, two years after I began the Scissortail SILK blog, I decided that I wanted to update the website to be more user friendly. I wanted to create a page that had more opportunities for us to connect with one another. So, I contracted a wonderful web designer to put together this space for us. But as I was thinking about all of the ways that this new site could be more user friendly, I thought, maybe it is time to make it easier to find this page and remember the name of it too.
So, after praying, and thinking, and a lot more praying… I decided to make the change. When you type ScissortailSILK.com into your address bar, you will land here. If you type BeckyThompson.com into your address bar, you will land here as well. No one will be left behind or stranded on the old site (which I think is so important because I hate anyone to feel left out.)
So, who am I? Let me start with some facts. I am 28 years old, and I am married to my best friend, Jared. We have been married for nine years, and if you’re quick with math… that means we were married young.
(Also, here is an old picture of us.)
This was taken a few years ago. It’s time for new pictures… since we have added an entire person to our family and all… But I’m busy, so we’ll get to that later.
More facts. I live in a small town in NW Oklahoma. I was born and raised in Oklahoma City, and the first time I visited my husband’s small hometown, I apologized to a tree. This is a true story. But the short version is that I was sad the tree was all alone on a dirt road. I don’t like for anyone to feel all alone. (Apparently, that includes trees. Weird.)
I have a passion to see the hearts of women set free as they encounter the Truth found in God’s presence. That is the purpose of this page and the reason I wrote my first book, Hope Unfolding: Grace-Filled Truth for the Momma’s Heart, which will be released by Waterbrook Press, a division of Penguin Random House, in March! You can find out more information here, or preorder the book so that it arrives on release day!
I could go on, but you’ll just have to read through the blog to get the juicy stuff about my life. I promise to strive to always be transparent. I hope that while browsing you think to yourself, “I bet this lady’s living room is as messy as mine.” Because we are all the same… Children of the Most-High God, beautifully and wonderfully made, created by the King of Kings, loved by the Lord of Lords, precious, powerful, His!… and none of us can balance it all without Him.
So… Thanks for stopping by, and don’t forget to like this page on Facebook so you can get all of my updates delivered right to your newsfeed. I try to stay connected to my readers through social media… and I post on Facebook daily. I hope to see you there and hear from you soon!