Today is our oldest child's birthday. I was twenty-three years old when she was born; two years younger than she is now. She has been a part of more than half of my life. I know that's an obvious statement but something that just struck me today. We had some turbulent times during those infamous teen years, but now we rarely go a day without talking on the phone or emailing each other.
Brooke, I love you. I am so lucky to be your mom. Thank you for being an amazing daughter and one of my best friends.
I'm a work-at-home mom of thirteen children ranging in age from twenty-six years old to five months old. Eight are home grown and five were adopted internationally (Russia, Guatemala, Vietnam and Ethiopia). We live on an 85-acre farm, and we have home schooled since 1986. My husband is a family physician in solo practice. I manage his practice and file the insurance claims.