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!)
Sorry. My English teachers taught me that it's essential to grab your audience with that first opening sentence.
But actually it's true. Owen my sweet turtley Turtle has come out of the closet, (my walk in closet that his crib has been in for his long 2 3/4 years of life). He's now in a big boy toddler bed sharing a room with Essie and they LOVE it because they are best buddies! They are looking to becoming the new "Bonnie & Clyde"(usurping Hannah & Eli for the title. I doubt these two will surpass the deeds of mischief and mayhem that their formers did though.)
My flying nun friend Marjie , (and also one of the kids' most beloved babysitters) has forever teased me about when Owen will "come out of the closet" :) He loves being in a big boy bed. Out of one closet, and into another!
Oh, the lot of the seventh child. But look at that little grin....