Sunday, February 21, 2010

your questions, my answers!

Alright! Thank you so much for your great questions!

We had a great weekend. Probably the best we have had in a long time! Warmer weather and lots of time outdoors. You don't realize how you have been cooped up till you get some freedom. Nothing like running errands to make you feel more alive! (sarcasm but true at the same time. What does that say about me?) I guess it says I need to get out more! Ha!

Okay moving along!

Are you going to have anymore children?
If only there was a simple answer to this! I hope so, but there are a lot of factors with our infertility, miscarriages, and the fact that I have been led to adopt. So I will say it is in the Lord's hands but I feel like our family isn't quite complete yet.

What is your favorite book besides the Bible?
Hmmm...Crazy love and Breaking Free. I just won a copy of "The me I want to be", and I am super excited to read it!

Do you miss Florida at all? Don't you have family there?
Although I thought I would never miss Florida, I do miss it a tiny bit. I miss the beach and the water (we lived on the water) and I miss Disney (we had passes). These things are easily satisfied though by vacationing there so I doubt we would ever move back. We LOVE Texas!
Yes we do have family there and that is why we first moved there in 04. My inlaws live there! We miss them very much!

If you could go anywhere for vacation, where would it be?
Hard one! Italy, Hawaii, and Australia. Then maybe St Lucia :)

Where did you and your husband meet?
In college! We wen't to SFA!

Homeschooling, why?
Well, there are multiple reasons.
Keeping him home will prevent him from bringing a lot of germs home to EJ. With an immune compromised little one we really need to be conscious of what comes into our home.
Austin is not ready for K yet. Mentally he is amazing, but socially there are some things we are working on. He has been begging for 6 months that I would consider homeschooling him.
We really want to put out children in private school for religious reasons. (I am not against public school this is just what is best for us) Since we can't afford private school yet this is the option we have chosen.

I know there are a lot of people who are against homeschooling. The resistance I have meant is huge, even in our own family. But although we disagree, please support that this is best for us and our family. I would only do what is best for them....

When did you come to Christ and how?
Good question!
I will try to give you a short version!
When I was 7, alone in my room, I held a bible study with my stuffed animals and asked Jesus into my heart. I loved Him from the start I guess you could say. Then my father committed suicide when I was 15, and my mother left us. To say my world was shaken is an understatement.
I turned my back on God, went to college, did a lot of things I really regret, (praise God for His mercy and forgiveness), and was determined to do this life thing on my own.
Had pain like I never knew could exist, and finally realized, that void that I had been trying to fill with everything BUT Him, could only be filled WITH Him. So I would say I rededicated my life to Him just two short years ago. I would say when we lost Max (right before I got pregnant with Easton), that is when I finally and completely gave myself to Him. Sweet surrender. I have never looked back and it is a love affair I could only have dreamed of. Thanks for asking :)

Y'all moved to TX for a job. Do y'all have any family near by or is it just the 4 of y'all?
Lots of family! I am from here (literally 10 minutes from where we are now) and my Grandmother, all Aunts and Uncles, cousins, and even my siblings, are here. I love it! I missed them so much!

Where does your husband work?
The job that brought us to Texas fell through early on. He now works for a large national bank and really enjoys it!

Would I like to work part time?
Well I do/did, kind of. I work off and on for a medical recruiter and am able to work from home when I do. Right now I am not working and wish I could. I also would love to be able to do more photography on Adam's off days. I would love be able to bring in income AND be a full time Mommy. I do not desire to work out of the home though. I LOVE being with my boys and prayed for this every day for years. There is no place I would rather be, BUT I would love to help financially more. I suppose we all desire that? I am slowly learning to be at peace with my role!

Alright and that ends the Q&A section! Now you know way more about me than you ever wanted too!

Thank you so much everyone for your great questions! Now I have a question for you? Do any of you use twitter?
Also IF I were to do a home sweet home edition of giveaways (as our virtual house warming party since we moved) would you be interested in participating? Let me know!

Oh and one more thing! If any of you happen to do a Q&A (poke poke) leave me a link!

8 comments:

elizabeth said...

I had no idea you went through that as a teen! I think we all go through a stage where we are not as close to the Lord. It is amazing how when the time is right, he calls us back.

Thanks for answering them all!

I know I always love a good giveaway, so i say go for it! No blog here, so no Q&A for me :)

Pam said...

It was great getting to know you a little more!
As far as homeschooling goes, dont listen to other people. You do what is right for you and your family, and don't let anyone discourage you! You are a great mom!!

Lauren said...

thanks so much for answering my question! : )

I think its WONDERFUL that you homeschool! It would be so wonderful if you adopted some day too! :)

Laurie said...

Wow! You are truly amazing!! Thanks for answering my question b/c with everything you have gone through with Easton, I would've hated for you not to have a support team near by. I am glad you are surrounded by love. :) And Florida is a great place for vacations! Too bad the in-laws aren't closer. I did have a twitter account, but deleted it. Another blog I read did a premade q&a and I'll be borrowing their qestions later on this week. I'll let you know. :)

Shanna said...

I loved reading your answers. You are an amazing Christian mother & wife!

Jane said...

We were homeschooled for awhile to try and keep my sister healthier. It was an absolutely fabulous time and I learned more then than ever. My mom was an absolute slavedriver when it came to effort. I hated her then and I love her now. I thank her on a regular basis! :)

Good luck!

BTW - you never sent me your address so I could send you the book.

Mrs. Money said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss and infertility :( We are TTC soon, and I have PCOS. I know God has a plan, so I have hope in that. :)

KK said...

This was great. I enjoyed your amazing testimony and now just adore you :)

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