Today's Throwback Thursday memory is so vivid to me even though I was only in Kindergarten. Growing up we only had one car, so when I was in Kindergarten, Dad would come home at lunch time to pick me up and take me to school and then I rode the bus home. Everyday I would sit with my backpack on ready to go! I loved it because it was just me and him in the car. Well, one day he got caught up at work and wasn't able to come get me. So I missed school. I was DEVASTATED. With all of the dramatic nonsense we have been experiencing at our house these days, I can only imagine the mess my Mom had on her hands with me that day! I remember her putting me in the bathtub to try to calm me down and I just laid in the tub and cried. I must have thought that he had forgotten me forever or something. When he came home that afternoon, I wouldn't talk to him and I would imagine it was several days before I became his friend again. That was the only time I think I missed school the entire year!
Stephen and I were married in December of 2004. We met through a very persistent friend who insisted that if we met, we would get married. Sure enough, he was right and 7 months later we said I do! In the years since, we have suffered great loss but are learning daily to rely on God and each other, knowing that we can rise to use tragedy for good! We welcomed Olive Kay into the world in August of 2009 and our lives haven't been the same since! She is a firecracker and makes every day worth waking up for! On her 3rd birthday, we found out we were going to be blessed with another little one. Nora Kate joined our family in April of 2013 and has brought even more joy into our lives! We can't wait for the adventures we will have with the two of them.