Hi! My name is Fatima. I was born in D.C. and raised in Maryland. I live out in the country with my husband, Jonathan, and our two sweet babies, James and Lucy who are only 13 months apart. Since getting married, we have lived in two different apartments in Alexandria, VA, and very recently moved into our “forever home” in late fall in Southern Maryland… back to this side of the river!
I am a cradle Catholic. I love Christ imperfectly and His Bride, the Church. I always hope to share the joy of my faith to all those I encounter.
During the work week you can find me at a construction firm doing all kinds of tasks to help make buildings more sustainable and healthier for those who occupy them. I got my BA in Interior Design in 2011, and thereafter did ministry with young people full-time (college-aged to middle school) for five years. It wasn’t until 2016 that I jumped back into the industry and instead do youth ministry on a volunteer basis. While I’ve nearly perfected my penmanship in my college design studio classes, I’m continuing to polish it through regularly practicing calligraphy.
While I enjoy what I do in sustainability, my foremost passion will always be design. That being said, after much prayer, affirmation and encouragement, This House You’re Building became the creative outlet I’ve been seeking to create – for writing, for art, and for design – all mixed in with my love for my faith and the domestic church, the family.