As a mom, wife, and daughter of God, Heidi lives an ordinary life in the Midwest. Married 18 years to the one who holds her heart and mom to 3 Es... one in public high school, one in private middle school, and one elementary homeschooled. Heidi's days are spent at volleyball practices, football games, homeschool co-op, prayer meetings, and at her favorite escape—the library. She finds time to bake bread, host sledding with her kids on snow days, and swim at a local community center. She has played in a F.R.O.G. and ridden in a Mighty Truck. She has also prayed many friends through the horrific battle of breast cancer. Her life is richer for the gift of these friends. Her busy schedule belies the the simple truths that form the foundation of her life: faith, grace, gratitude, generosity, and love.
In some form or another, Heidi has imagined, shared, told, and written stories for as long as she can remember. Being called to share her stories has been a journey out of the ordinary. The Secret of Counting Gifts is her first published novel. Immensely grateful for her gift to craft words into stories that move readers from laughter to tears and back again, she is quick to credit the Creator for her talent. She continues to count her God-given gifts everyday.
More of Heidi's thoughts, stories, and a collection of her Bible studies for children can be found on her blog, heidikreider.com.