Welcome to my blog! The title "To Train Up a Mother" refers to the profound effects our children have on us, and how as we set out to "Train them up in the way they should go"...we find just how much God wants to teach us through them! These are my daily musings; a young mother to seven little souls on loan, how I've been so blessed by opening my heart to His plan and gift of CHILDREN, and...how I'm being totally transformed along the way.
I'm Liz, wife to Brian, and a homeschooling Momma to our seven wonderful children. We believe that children REALLY ARE a GIFT from the Lord, and have been blessed incredibly by trusting HIM with the number and timing of these gifts, trusting Him to provide financially, spiritually, emotionally and practically in the raising of them. We also homeschool them(sometimes more in theory than practice! haaaa!)
I was born and raised in Skagit Valley, WA. and met my amaaaazing better half Brian, at the tender age of fifteen. By seventeen,I didn't see any point in refusing his proposals any longer! We were engaged in October of my senior year of highschool, invited the whole school to our great big happy wedding,got hitched the friday night before Spring break. (Now that's the way to do Spring break ;)
We both always knew we wanted a lot of kids, but our conviction to actually release the timing and number of that to their Creator, came graaaadually.
My big "15 minutes of fame" came this January when I gave birth to my seventh, a little daughter Juliet Mercy, in the passenger seat of the family van while driving to the hospital. (Don't miss the news clip on that one!)
(Yes, I know that cookie part seems totally random but I haven't had a lick of sugar, in any way, shape or form...simple carbs or refined anything! ... for a solid 3 weeks. So the cookie was a big deal folks.)
And to my husband, my best friend in the world~
Everyday with you is like a miracle for me. When you get home from work at night I still get that same funny feeling I had when we were flying away into the clouds on our honeymoon and it hit me like... oh my gosh it worked! That poor fool just actually married me!SWEEET!!!
Seriously though... it still feels like a miracle everytime you come home and walk through that door...to me. You're my hero, my very best friend, everything I ever wanted and so much more. You make the gospel so very real to me the way that you love me and these amazing kids. Thankyou, thankyou oh my gosh Brian.....thankyou...... I am so totally looking forward to seeing you as a really cute old guy... holding our grandbabies and tipping over in your rocking chair... heh...heh heh...