Joey is a high school science teacher at a Seventh-Day Adventist school not far from our home. I am a former labor and delivery nurse and currently teach classes to expecting and new parents a couple evenings a week.
We met in high school but never dated. It wasn’t until years after that we reconnected, fell in love and married.
We have four children. We’ve had one about every two years; first a boy (Caleb), then a girl (Sophia), then another boy (Andrew) and then another girl (Olivia), just to keep things even.
We started homeschooling because we both felt led in that direction. It’s what our kids need, it’s what I need as a mom and Joey needs as a dad. It works for our family. See our homeschool story here and here.
Kinderfarm started because our oldest child, Caleb, had an interest in becoming a farmer. Because we are homeschooling, we decided to make his dream a small scale reality. Joey has farming in his blood, but for me, it’s something I am learning with the kids day by day.
I felt led to start this blog. On August 28, 2013, I lost my brother to suicide. Finding him was the worst moment of my life and has changed me forever. He’s why I blog… I am an introvert who felt comfortable living in my private little world. But God is stretching me, and I pray in some way using me to encourage others to find joy in the midst of pain. I am not a writer, so if you are blessed by these words it is only because He has written them and allowed me the privilege of being His pen.
We don’t pretend to know what we are doing. Everyday is learning, not just for the kids, but for us as well. Learning how to be better spouses, parents, teachers, family, friends, writers; how to be more like Christ. We are thankful for a God Who is full of grace and Who came to this world to show us how to be, how to live and how to love.
Would you care to join us on this journey?
Help our lights to shine brightly for You. Use our past, our present and our future to make a difference in the lives of others; to help others see You. Let us be Your hands, Your feet, Your voice. It’s not what we do but what You do through us; please cover our dirty with your light and grace. In our weakness, let other’s see Your Strength. I pray you bless this blog, these modest words, these humble thoughts and those that read them. Amen