O Happy Daye

My parents were not expecting to have a third child.  They already had two girls, so my Dad was hoping for a boy.  I surprised them in many ways!

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I just barely made it in the month of January and was named Rebekah after my great grandma.  No one calls me that now.  There are 3 people who call me Bekah, 3 who call me mommy, 1 who calls me Babe and the rest call me Becky.

From my earliest memories, I have loved to smile.  I also like to make others laugh.  I take Proverbs 15:13a seriously- “A happy heart makes the face cheerful”.

I went on a missions trip to Australia the summer between my junior and senior years of high school.  It was in a field, with a journal in hand, watching kangaroos hop across the far end of the field that I committed to serving God with my life.  I had no idea what that would look like, but I knew that joy- true joy- would only be found in getting to know Him more and serving Him with all of my heart.

I attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL where I studied International Ministries (missions).  I met my husband, Dave Daye during my sophomore year and we were married the summer after we both graduated from Moody.  Dave pursued a seminary degree while serving as a youth pastor and I worked at a bank in Chicago.

CassJustCurious-Jess  3414For 13 years, Dave served in 3 different churches in youth and associate pastor roles.  God had been calling him to a senior pastor position and in August of 2011, we moved to Rochester, NY where he started as the pastor of Orchard Community Church.


I love serving by his side.  I am passionate about teaching my children to fall in love with Jesus.  I love the opportunity to build relationships with other women and point them to Jesus.  I am full of creativity, though not particularly skilled at any particular craft.  I enjoy travelling, conversations over a cup of coffee, new experiences, time with family and my most recent passion- writing.

I hope that you will join me on this journey- daye by daye.

Feel free to email me at ohappydaye at gmail dot com.  I would love to get to know YOU!