Where to start? Well I am a 30something year old mom to 3 children, biologically. My husband, Matthew and I have been married for over 10 years and we have 2 bio children living. My first daughter from a previous marriage passed away at the young age of 2 weeks old. She had a rare genetic disorder called Zellweger Syndrome. It affects 1 in 100,000 babies! So few worries there pregnant mamas! Our 2 children are Ashlyn and Griffin. They are amazing and wonderful, and sometimes I want to hide in the closet from them! I homeschool them currently and also help run the co op they attend. We also are a foster family. And by that I mean, basically we foster any living thing! Children mainly. That is what we feel God has laid on this family. We have a placement now that we have the intention to adopt, he has been with us for 18 months- so basically he is ours! Prayerfully we can put some pictures of him on here when that is finalized. We moved to a 4 acre “farm” which we love. It is adorned with a barn, a stocked pond, a creek, and pool. We accept all of the little animals on the farm and some strays that come along. We currently have 4 dogs, 4 cats, 1 rabbit, 7 chickens, and 3 horses.
I am an anxious, worrisome, intolerant of dirty house homeschool fostering mama who does her best to follow the Lord! I fail daily and rely on the abundant grace that God has for me. I try very hard to give the same grace to my children and husband, but again I fail! I have a sharp tongue, I tend to say whatever pops into my head with out much thought given to it, I don’t get offended easily so think that others must not either 🙂 I tend to tell it like it is. I love sweet tea, all things southern (other than NASCAR), children, animals, and desserts. I tell myself a lot that I will lose weight but have little to no self control over sweets! I want to be healthy for my chirren’ and myself, but Lordy Day let me see a piece of cake or something good to eat and I just can’t pass it up! Or Mexican food, I could eat it daily.
I hope that this blog helps other mamas relieve some stress of the day, have a place to come for answers or laughs, and see that they are not alone in this struggle of raising these chirren’ God has blessed us with.