I have 10 precious children that range in age from 25-5 years old. All single births and all unique and wonderful! I couldn't imagine life without one of them.
But most importantly, I'm a Christian who loves the Lord and aspires to be all He has created me to be. I've known the Lord since I was 7 years old and was raised in a Christian home in the deep south. I went to college in Oklahoma, where I met my Yankee husband. He was from Long Island and it was love at first sight, even though we couldn't understand each other because we basically spoke two different languages : ) We married right after I graduated college with my nursing degree and he was already done with his business degree. He is my best friend and truly my better half. He keeps me grounded, sane, happy and even got me start blogging.
I've had 15 pregnancies over the 24 years we have been married. We've let God decide our family size, not out of some doctrine or religious belief, but because we believe He controls all life and He knows best. If we can trust Him with our finances, our salvation, our eternal life, then I believe we should be able to trust Him with our fertility.
We have homeschooled now for 16 years. I started homeschooling when my oldest became kindergarten age. I really did it completely out of obedience to the Lord and thought it would only be for a year or so. Well, it's gone really well and we are still at it. I love getting to spend the time with my children that I would not get to if they were in school all day. Having 4 already in college has really made me realize how fast they grow. It's a blink and they are out of the house. Homeschooling gives me more time with them, and they get more time with their siblings and lets me control what they are taught. I usually homeschool them until high school age and then they go to a Christian school until graduation. This has been a good fit for us. We have a great Christian school less than 10 minutes away that is reasonably priced so we have been very blessed that way.
7 years ago, God blessed us with a son who has Down Syndrome. His diagnosis was somewhat of a shock to us, but he has been such a blessing. We all love and adore him so much. He brings so much to our lives and is actually why I started blogging in the first place.
I blog, not to keep friends and family up to date on our lives, even though that does happen, but to help and inspire other moms. Because of this, my blog isn't really a scrapbook, because I try to make each post one that would help a young mom out there. I'm not superwoman or some special person. I'm just a regular mom, who can be rather imperfect at times. God does it through me as I rely on Him. I hope this blog is His blessing to you, my readers.