Friday, February 19, 2010

Things about me (and my family)

So a friend decided to post some things about her in a I decided to do the same:

1) I accepted Christ when I was 5 years old.....and boy have I learned A LOT since then!!!

2) I had cancer at age 8- had a total hysterectomy, and am here to tell you about it 28 years later- PRAISE GOD!

3) I am married to an incredible man who I a great leader in our home

4) Just in the last week we have stopped diapers during the day in our home....for the first time in 9 years!!!!!

5) At one time we had 4 children during the day in diapers.

6) Our 7 children are within 8 years of age

7) We don't watch tv (ok maybe super nanny or olympics- but it is very rare). Instead we choose to watch movies or tv series - like Little House of the Prairie - something that we know will be good.

8) Our kids don't watch tv either. Movies that are approved by us like Veggie Tales, few educational movies, etc. They watch an average of 2-3 hours a week maximum.

9) We only have pay as you go phones. Because we live in the middle of no where - you can't get cell reception.

10) I love my Mountain Dew. It has been my favorite soft drink since I was allowed to even have pop (as we called it up north- here it is called coke irregardless of what kind it is) when I as a teen.

11) I graduated college as a Music Teacher. I am a 4 year allstater from Iowa :) I also did many other honor bands during high school.

12) Jason & I met at a Christian camp....and now we are co-directors at a Christian camp :)

13) I LOVE sharing my testimonies :) (Not necessarily living them)

14) I have kept a journal of our lives since Jason & I met! Not until recently I discovered blogging.

15) If there were items in my home that I would grab in a fire- besides husband, children, & pets- it would be- pictures, letters from Jason when we were dating, adoption gifts, and our trinkets from Ethiopia.

16) I love to sing & so does our entire family! Jason plays keyboard too- by ear (makes me a tiny bit jealous).

17) I LOVE to teach my children- even on those hard days :)

18) I LOVE ADOPTION- the kind that God does & the earthly adoptions as well. There is NOTHING to me more wonderful than having a child (of any age) accept Christ into their hearts. There is also something so wonderful about seeing a child COME HOME to a family- FOREVER!

19) I am a penny pincher- MOST of them time. Jason- is not. :)

20) I LOVE tickling, singing to, tucking in, talking with, playing with- MY CHILDREN!!!!!!

OK. That was fun. Hopefully you have learned something new about me.....may try that again.

Although I have been crying daily (which is very rare for me until recently).....I know that God is starting to heal our hearts.....and we pray that there will be a door opened to us to adopt another child.

Thank you Lord for my best friend in the World- Jason. Thank you Lord that he is willing to stand by his family, help us heal, and head up this crazy home. Whatever happens....I am always thankful for your gift to me God of my wonderful husband & children :)


  1. I did learn some new things about you. :) Praying for you guys. I can't imagine how hard these last couple of months have been.

  2. We LOVE you ... Wright Family!!!

    Praying that God will continue to heal your hearts and direct you as you seek HIM to grow your family!

    Laurel & the gang :)

  3. What a fun way to get to know more about you! Praying for God's open doors for you!

  4. Thank you for sharing! I did this a while back too. I love finding out more about my bloggy friends. We have lots in common. I am so sorry for this recent heartbreak. I pray for you guys daily lately. You have a beautiful family, and I love your spirit and honesty and obvious love for God and your family and your hubby. (((hugs to you)))

  5. So fun to learn more about you! I know God is not done with you family yet, and I am anxious to see what he has in store for you all :)

  6. I'll have to do a similar post some time soon like fun!!! kristi

  7. This is a great idea and I think that I will try it on my blog too. I feel that I know you even better now and that is so neat:)

    We are in the same place as you are and we are waiting on the Lord for what is next for our adoption journey. It was very hard in January to hear that we were not chosen for the twins we were so ready to parent forever but each day we are feeling stronger about trying again. We are going to an informational meeting on March 11th to meet with a new agency. (Bethany Chrstian Services)I am hopeful that we might hear information that will help us move forward.

    Praying for you and your great gang!!!

  8. I enjoyed learning more about you. Hail fellow band bud! :)

  9. God watches over you and your family with LOVE.
    Keep your eyes on Him and all the storms around will be less and less....He sees, He is Faithful, and He put the desire in your hearts for the orphan.....He WILL deliver...
    Always praying for you.
    Thank you for sharing things about you.
    Sandy in NC

  10. Been thinking a lot about you and your family. The losses you have had must feel unbearable. I can't wait to see the wonderful plan God must have in store for you guys!

  11. I just wanted you to know that I think you guys are pretty special people. Every time I stop by you make me smile. Thank you for these little glimpses into your life. Just wanted you to know that I am still so sorry you are hurting. I hate that for you guys. I am praying and trusting that God has a huge blessing in store for your precious family. Love you!!!

  12. Wow...a cancer survivor! That is WONDERFUL! And look what you have done with your amazing!!! This was fun to read. :) Hope your heart continues to heal. Hug.

  13. What a great first post for me to read. It was so fun to learn about you. I will definitely be back. It is so nice to meet you. :)

  14. Hugs! Love this list so much! You are a miracle with your post-cancer story! And people say present day miracles don't happen-- phish! :)

  15. Great list!! Thanks for sharing!

  16. liked this list - your kiddos are so cute!

  17. that was fun! I hope the days get easier and God uses this time as part of your testimony to His grace...

  18. Hmm... i might have to do one of these.. it was fun learning more about you!

  19. Y'all are the coolest. Really. The coolest. Amen.