Welcome! I am so thankful you are visiting Haven. My name is Jody Byrd and I am the owner of Haven.
I grew up in a military family and we were, are a close tribe. My Dad, a Naval Aviator who flew
A-7’s and F-18’s, knew from a young age that he wanted to fly and my Mom, an educator of 37 years, always knew she wanted to teach. The two met for the first time when they were 3 years old at Pelahatchie Methodist Church in my great, great Aunt Renie’s preschool class. Theirs is a great love story that has given me a loving home…a comfort…a haven. My parents were Homecoming Prince and Princess in first grade and went “steady” in sixth grade. My Mom’s family moved to Memphis when she was 14, and she and my dad only met twice in the next ten years, at a funeral and a wedding. The summer of 1980 they met again at Pelahatchie Lake while skiing with friends. Within a few short months, the two fell in love, were married, and began their life together in Pensacola, Florida.
My parents are loving, talented, smart, hardworking, endearing, funny, kind, intentional, and hopeful…they have become best friends of mine. They have always been my lighthouse, my refuge, my compass, my joy, and my greatest blessing. My parents raised me to honor my family and I live out my faith in Jesus Christ. They always encouraged my sister and I to love others, to be kind, to have integrity, to show grace, to have courage, to cultivate friendships, and to have a heart of gratitude. I am honored to be their daughter…my cup runneth over.
Meridian, Mississippi is my birthplace. Madison, Alabama is my home. I attended Madison City Schools, graduating from Bob Jones High School. I met the love of my life at the University of North Alabama from which we both graduated with Business Degrees. I have been married for 11 years to my college sweetheart, and we have two beautiful (I am just a little partial) children, Makayla and Barrett, that constantly keep me on my toes. Our family attends First Bible Church in Madison, Alabama and we are so thankful for a wonderful community and great friends. I love my family, friends, shopping, decorating and organizing everything. I am blessed beyond measure.
I share the story of my family with you because it is the how and the why that created this dream, this Haven.
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