Treva Kuyper

Hi, I'm Treva!

An unexpected widow. Mom of three teenagers. Muralist. Lover of Jesus.

I love living life transparently, joyfully and in the moment. My sweet husband and I moved to Oregon from Southern California almost 20 years ago. We were in search of a simpler life with our three kids and adventures in the beautiful Oregon landscape.

My life has been full of twists and turns. I never expected to be writing a blog about my life as a widow, a single woman and a single parent.

I had been married to my best friend for 22 years, when unexpectedly my husband was killed in a horrible car accident. In March of this year, my life was changed forever and the Lord quickly became my very breath. I am learning and growing at a rapid rate! It is mind blowing really. I am mostly learning that I am a beautiful mess who is loved and cherished by our Lord and Savior.

Not only am I a widow, a single mom and a muralist but I am also a director of a teen girls ministry here in Southern Oregon. My passion is to walk alongside others in their journey and live in victory no matter what happens in this life. Our plans are not our own and many times our plans are blown out of the water. I love how Isaiah 55:8 says, “‘For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,’ declares the Lord.”

I am so excited you are on this journey with me! There are so many twists and turns but my hope is that you will walk away encouraged and spurred on to face your journey with victory.