I am happily married to my soulmate Brad; we've been together since October 1999 and we married April 2004. We come from VERY different backgrounds! His parents are still married, wonderful Christians, a VERY close family...including cousins, aunts, uncles, etc..the whole kit and kaboodle! I on the other hand, come from parents who were each others 2nd marriage. They each had 3 kids from their 1st. Their divorce lasted a LONG time...it started when I was 9 and ended right about the time I was 11. It was VERY painful! Since then my mom has only been with one other man...though they never married, I refer to him as my stepfather and he was an AMAZING man who unfortunately passed away in July 2004. My dad has been married a total of 5 times, 4 divorces. I can say luckily...that he is now a changed man...by the grace of God and is married to a WONDERFUL Christian woman.
Brad and I have 2 beautiful boys! Brady was born March 2005 and Rylan was born May 2008. I think being a mom is about the coolest thing God has allowed me to do! I am THRILLED I get to stay home. I worked the first 3 years of Brady's life and the Lord finally answered my prayer and is allowing me to stay home! WHOO HOO!!!!
We are also raising my 18 year old niece Britany. She has lived with us for the last 2 years and I tell ya it has been a challenge! I love her to death and she is definitely a blessing to us as much as we are to her, but to anyone who has ever raised a teenager knows what I mean when I say it's a challenge! :)
Our family is very involved in our church, Crossgates Baptist. I cannot thank the Lord enough for leading us there! We have grown so much over the last 4 years and God is doing AMAZING things at our church and in the lives of the people there. I cant wait to see what the future holds!!
I have some awesome friends who I cant imagine not having in my life! They are my brothers and sisters in Christ! I truly beolieve that all the difficult and trying times in my life are a BLESSING! I wouldnt be where I am today if it wasnt for them and I wouldnt I have felt the need to cling to God and grow in His Grace!
I am currently on a new journey with the Lord! He has been telling me for years He wanted to use me and my testimony for His glory and to share it with others in order to lead them closer to Him. I have been TERRIFIED of doing this, but I know it's something I HAVE to do. SO if you are a CHristian, please pray for me on this. At some point I hope to share my testimony on this blog, but until my family knows the whole story, I think I'll leave it off for now :)
Well I guess I have rambled on enough for now! I'll save the rest for future blogs!