We’ve been married since March of 2005. Some times it feels like we’ve been together forever. But there are other days when we kick ourselves for not having this marriage thing figured out yet. In the end, we are simply two sinners in desperate need of God’s grace. A little grace from each other doesn’t hurt either.
Those six little kiddos make us so happy. But don’t get me wrong, life is definitely not all roses and there are plenty of times that they drive us crazy.
We try to take our task as parents very seriously, we’re sure you do, too. The privileged of bringing up these six beautiful (and highly rambunctious) children is definitely a tall order. We thought we had it just about figured out with our first, but then our second was born…then our third…our fourth…our fifth…and our sixth. Whew, time sure does fly when you’re not sleeping through the night!
Tim and I know that it is our responsibility to train our children in the way God would have us and to be examples of godliness in their lives. Parenting with purpose is a whole lot harder then just letting them run the roost, but we know that the hard work we put in now will set the groundwork for a more joyful, kingdom-building family in the future.
Tim and I both strive to make our family the most important thing in our lives, after our relationship with God. We both slip up from time to time, but we encourage one another to keep pressing on. Maybe you could use a little encouragement as well?
Tim is a great husband and daddy! He is a true visionary and a very hard worker. He’s also an early bird and is up before the sun on most mornings. Tim has a real heart for sharing his faith. He loves being in nature and has done a little of everything from a taking care of drop calves as part of his work-study job in college to being a partner in a successful pizza restaurant and a whole lot in between.
I’m looking to Christ to find contentment in my life as a wife and mom! I hate to admit it, but I often struggle with feeling unseen and unappreciated. It’s in those moments that I remind myself that God sees me, knows me, and loves me, even when I’m up to my elbows in dirty dishes and when my heart needs as much washing as the clothes piled in the hamper.
Right now, our family is on an incredible adventure living full time in a 31 foot RV and traveling the country. We’re learning about science and history as we go by visiting science centers and national parks and historic sites across the nation. We’re exploring and figuring out our new normal in our tiny home on wheels.