Rachel Forrest is a Sooner born and Sooner bred, Oklahoma born and raised. She spent her childhood traipsing through rural Osage County, exploring abandoned railroads and dried up river beds, playing on rusted metal swingsets and hunting for lizards in the thick woods around Keystone Lake. Now, she calls Bartlesville home, where she lives with my husband and two children. She has a Master’s degree in Theological Studies and work for a faith-based nonprofit. In between loving her family and actively serving in her church, she enjoys reading, vintage shopping and spending time outdoors.
Q: How did you learn about LTYM?
A: Through a friend’s Twitter
Q: What was your reaction to getting cast in the show this year?
A: Excitement! Nerves! All the feels!
Q: What are three words that describe you?
A: Bibliophile, INTJ, Redeemed
Q: Tell us 2 fun facts about yourself.
A: (1) My husband and I had a whirlwind romance: we met, got engaged less than 3 months later and got married 2 months after that. (2) Though I wouldn’t call myself a musician, I am musical and I’m married to one. I play the bass guitar and I sang in the university chorus at OU. I also performed in two musicals in high school – Annie Get Your Gun and West Side Story.
Q: What is one of your favorite things you’ve ever written?
A: Though the “open letter” style is a little cliche, I wrote one on my blog to working moms at church. The idea developed out of some conversations I’d had with my fellow working mommas, and it represents my own personal struggle with finding community in the church as a working mom. You can find it here: http://ofheartandhope.com/2016/to-the-working-mom-at-church/
Q: Favorite book?
A:Narrowing a favorite book down to just one is quite hard for me, so I will just share my most recent favorite reads: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman and The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. These are two drastically different books, but they’re the kind that penetrate deep and stick to your bones. Give them a try, but have some tissues handy.
Don’t miss this year’s Listen To Your Mother OKC show! We’ll be at the OKC Zoo Education Center Auditorum on Sunday, April 30 at 3pm sharing stories of motherhood once again. Tickets are on sale nowby