My name is Deborah. I finally have an updated picture of me thanks to my daughters!All my children are a great help when it comes to anything technical. I can usually figure something out, but I don’t have the hours, days, months to do it! I’ve been married for 33 years…wow, THAT is a long time!
I included this picture of my dear husband and me because it is just fun, and sometimes you need to have a little fun!
We have five children, four girls and a boy. The boy is right in the middle of all those girls…just by God’s design. God knew he would need it to help him grow and flourish. The two oldest girls are married to brothers.
Yes, that is about how crazy our lives have been since these two wonderful ‘men’ have entered our daughter’s lives.
The oldest and her husband have three children, OUR grandchildren. I still think that sounds wonderful.
Joshua and Charity, catching their first fish in May of 2017.
Another grandchild arrived on April 22, 2016.
Ava Leigh is a beauty! She is now almost two years old, and her sister Eleanor Rose joined that Meadows branch on November 22, 2017.
Grandchildren are definitely one of the perks for having all those children! Grandchildren are a blessing and FANTASTIC!!!
Our son is currently single and waiting for the woman God has for him. With his talents and hard-work ethic…well, I’m his mother!
The next daughter married another wonderful young man. (I don’t know how that happened…three fantastic son-in-laws so far!)
You can view a beautiful video with music of some pictures from their wedding on September 19, 2015. I posted that in ‘A Day to Remember’. On Mother’s Day 2016, they announced a new arrival in their family around the very end of the year. Ashlynn Joy arrived on January 3, 2017. What a way to bring in the New Year! Here she is, just one day old.
She has now celebrated her very first birthday, and is waiting the arrival of a little sister in February of 2018.
Grandchildren grow up quickly, just as children do. Capturing those special moments is key to keeping those memories alive. This picture was taken on Easter Sunday of 2017. It says so very much about our grandchildren and what they mean to us. Each personality is shining through.
Our youngest is thirteen. She is home schooled, and showing so many talents, just like her older siblings. We have been very blessed in that area. I’m sure she has days when she really wishes she wasn’t the only one left at home. Her father and I can be pretty boring at times…okay, most of the time.
Second oldest and youngest in 2009.
Our children have been home schooled and have attended public school over the years. The oldest four have all attended Bible Institutes. For a short time our family was involved in music, gospel and bluegrass mostly. But I must say, our son is extremely talented when it comes to playing Johnny Cash. We didn’t do any of those concerts though. We did a few concerts in the area and had a great time with it. Practicing could get a little stressful sometimes, but it all came together for ‘show time’. Our son led us with guitar and our daughter played mandolin. Our youngest, second oldest and I sang.
I will be heading back to work full-time as the Activity Director at our local nursing home. I’m really excited about it! I’ve worked with this amazing group of people before, and I’m really looking forward to getting to know the residents. Our older generation is a dear and viable part of our world, and they need to be appreciated. It is an honor to spend time with them! I’ve also worked some retail…a job that I DIDN’T love! My husband served as a pastor for two years and I’ve been a Sunday school teacher, an AWANA Director, played piano for church and served as the church clerk. I love to redecorate and landscape. I used to do a lot of cement and rock-work, but am feeling my age with that hobby. I used to love to garden, but after several outbreaks of rashes, (several a year for many years) that desire has kind of taken a back seat as well. I also used to sew a lot. There is a post on here talking about that period in my life.
I’ve lived in many states over the years. My father worked for IBM so we had the ‘privilege’ of moving to many different locations over my growing up years. Which was great…that’s how I met my husband in upstate New York. I grew up in Colorado, mostly, and now live in Kansas. I would love to live near an ocean, but a nice lake would do.
From my first post, you know that I love to write. That is what I am working on the most right now. I think it’s because I can sit in front of my laptop, in my climate-controlled study. No breaking back or rashes here!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this little journey through my life and the family that I share it with. I appreciate this opportunity for you to get to know me a little better. As always, I would love to hear from you! This is the day…make the most of it! Psalm 118:24