We love God, each other and are living our lives the best we can to please HIM. Learning from our mistakes and striving each day to be the parents God designed us to be! My husband and I have been married 13 years and have been blessed with 4 amazing children. We homeschool our two oldest children because we believe it is our primary responsibility to "train our children in the way they should go". We have a heart for family and believe children are a blessing from God.
My ChildrenAs you read my blog you will notice I do not share my children's names. For protection of my family (since my blog is open to all readers) I have chosen to do this. However, I do refer to them as:
Mr. C- our oldest son. C is 11 years old and in the 5th grade. He is a master at Legos and can whip up amazing creations within minutes! He is a natural born artist and budding pianist. He has more talent in his baby finger then both his parents combined! He is always willing to help and loves playing with his baby brothers. Not sure what I would do without him!
Miss I- our only daughter (we are hoping for more girls someday!) Miss I is 9 and in the 4th grade. She is ittty bitty for her age but makes up for height in personality! She continually makes us laugh and has humor far beyond her years. She loves to read and is fascinated by history. Most days you find her reading a book or playing with her favorite dolls Ruthie, Elizabeth, and Grace.
Little E- our toddler. He IS little too! 3 years old and not much bigger than his 2 year old brother. Little E is the joy and delight of the family! A mellower child you will not find. He is quiet, loving and is in no hurry to grow up. He loves his blankie (NaNa) and thumb! He loves Winnie the Pooh, loooking at books, and coloring. His latest phase is thinking he is a cowboy. He loves to wear shirts with cowboys on them and says "Ye-ha" when he puts them on. Funny boy!
Baby J- Son number three. 2 years old and 200% boy! He is constantly getting into anything and everything he can find! He is full of smiles and you can't help feel happier around him. He loves cars, trains, and playing swords with his brothers. Full of life and ready for adventure! That's our boy!
I met my husband at the age of 19. Believe it or not, he was my very first boy-friend! Before I met him I had made a "list" of what I wanted in a husband. A friend and I prayed over this list together and I trusted God to bring that special person into my life. On August 1, 1998 only a few short months after that prayer I met my husband at a friends wedding. 28 days later he proposed and on November 2, 1998 we were married! We actually married on my husband's 20th birthday. Yes, we were young and crazy! We got married on a cold, rainy, November day in a tiny church by a pastor we called that day! I wore a navy blue dress (we had bought at the mall) and we only had 1 day off work. No one expected us to make it, but here we are 13 years later still very much in love! Sure, we have had our ups and downs. Marriage, like any relationship takes work. I believe by making us "one flesh" God has bonded my husband and I together as family. When you look at your spouse as "family" and not a relationship that can easily be broken it is easy to stay focused on what marriage is all about. I love my husband dearly and cannot imagine my life without him. He has helped me become the woman I am today.
Updated: December 2011