Today, our sixth child, Katey, is 25. She was always such a quiet child, always observing, with her big eyes taking it all in. She was so quiet that I remember taking her and another daughter in the car to go shopping, when we got to the store, I had forgotten she had come along until she hopped out of the car. She hadn't spoken a word the entire way. Mistakenly, we thought she was shy, but that turned out not to be the case. A friend once commented to me that you have to watch those quiet ones as they change around the age of fifteen. Sure enough, at sixteen, Katey surprised us with a nose piercing. Her dad made her take it out and heal, but we were surprised all right! We had a few other surprises that make us laugh now when we reminisce about them, and now are so pleased that Katey came through the teenage years just fine. Today, she is a beautiful woman of God, so sweet spirited, going to bible school, serving in church. She's the favorite aunt who's asked to babysit and is wonderful with the children.
Katey, Dad and I are so proud of the woman that you are, God has a wonderful plan for your life and I'm so pleased to get to watch it unfold.
Married to my high school sweetheart for 38 years and have 11 children, 7 sons, 4 daughters. The oldest is 36 and the youngest is 16. Four of our children still live at home. We have been blessed with 20 grandchildren, 10 grandsons and 10 granddaughters. I have homeschooled for many years, loved doing it. All my children know and love the Lord which has made it all worthwhile.