Friday, July 29, 2011

M.O.B. Society Boy Mom Blog Hop

Welcome! I’m participating in the Boy Mom Blog Hop today at M.O.B. Society. What a fun way to connect with other boy moms!

I enjoy cooking & decorating cakes & cupcakes, scrapbooking (although I don’t have much time do to that anymore), taking pictures, & traveling.

I have been married to my best friend, Eric, for 16 years. He is a Music Minister at FBC Center, TX, and God has truly blessed him with a beautiful voice & a talent for anything musical. We met teaching high school…he was a band director & I was a math teacher. We met in August & got married 2 days after school was out in May. Needless to say, we were teased by our students all year long!

Our two miracle sons are Evan (12…a definite TWEEN) and Ethan (4…almost 5). Evan is a miracle because we were actually able to have him, and Ethan is a miracle because God created him just for our family through adoption!

It’s funny how God’s plans are not always our plans! Life has not turned out exactly how I dreamed about it growing up, but I know His plans are so much better than I could ever dream or imagine! And I always claim Jeremiah 29:11—“I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord, “plans for good & not for evil, to give you a future & a hope!”

I like to say that I didn’t marry a minister…I married a band director! But God changed that just a few years after we were married when Eric was called into the ministry.

I also always dreamed of HAVING four children…I loved being pregnant! But that is not how God chose to grow our family. Eric & I used to both dream of having 4 children…until we had ONE & realize how much work it is to raise them. But I still sometimes wonder if God will continue to grow our family through adoption again…

We built our “dream house” in 2000 & thought we’d live right down the road from my parents forever…but then God called us to a “crisis of belief that required faith and action” (Blackaby’s Experiencing God principle). We have served at 2 other churches 2-3 hours away from my parents since then…

I thought I would teach high school math until I retired & then God changed that last year, too! Through a series of circumstances, God showed us that homeschooling would be the best choice for our older son who struggles with dyslexia. We just finished our first year and it has been a great fit for our family! We’re still learning, but we definitely see the benefits! You can read more about that here.

Evan enjoys building with Legos, loves anything to do with technology, and enjoys science. He recently joined Boy Scouts & spent a week this summer at Boy Scout camp in A TENT! I don’t know how he did it, but he loved. (Can you tell I am NOT an outdoorsy person? Just another way God has a sense of humor by giving me BOYS that LOVE the OUT OF DOORS!) Some of the books he enjoys are Narnia & Harry Potter (I just started letting him read/listen to these because he’s 12 now).

Ethan enjoys learning anything about Geography & loves to look at books. He has a love for learning & I’m praying that will never be squelched! He has the cutest personality & the funniest sense of humor! Ethan enjoys reading ANY book but especially LOVES two stories from the Bible—Joseph & the coat of many colors & Jonah. If we have any sort of Bible story book, these are the 2 that he wants us to read EVERY night OVER & OVER. That’s ok though. They do teach wonderful lessons!

Come to think of it, all three of my boys are pretty witty (husband included). I’m so blessed!

Thank you for stopping by! I’d love to hear from you & have you follow me! I look forward to meeting some of you at the Boy Mom Blog Hop!


  1. The story God has authored for our lives certainly is different that what I would have written. That said, I wouldn't change a thing. I wonder what awaits around the bend!

  2. Your journey sounds amazing. Incredible that you have both your handsome boys!

  3. I loved this - I knew lots, but learned more! Thanks for sharing! Hope you are well and hope to get to see you sometime soon!! Blessings!!

  4. What wonderful boys! I love getting to meet your family!

  5. I'm visiting from the MOB BlogHop. It is nice to meet your family and hear how God has been working in your life. God never seems to do what we expect but it is always better than we imagined. Many blessings


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