Welcome to my Journal

Hello! I'm Terry from northeast USA, married to best friend Brad for 35 years. Thanks for visiting my blog journal! We're just a normal family (well, what is "normal" anyway?) who love the Lord and love each other. Some of us come from different parts of the world and are now connected together in one tribe... Our Family Tribe. Three were homegrown, and four brought into the fold through international adoption.

We home-school the youngest of our tribe while juggling school, jobs, and a multitude of medically necessary procedures and appointments. Two of our precious tribe members were born with life threatening blood disorders. It gets hectic at times but to see them smile is like seeing the brilliance of God Almighty shine through their faces and it makes this crazy job worth it. HOPE triumphs over those hard places. We do sometimes have drama because of those hard places our kids come from, BUT I am a firm believer that God "restores what the locusts have eaten" (Joel 2). I've seen this too!

The focus of our family is a calling burned upon our hearts... to "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves..." (Prov 31:8) And this includes helping impoverished families to stay together. We've seen first hand the primal wounds that are often left when children are permanently separated from their biological mothers. We want to be seed planters! Planting seeds of encouragement in those who are also called to serve families, the orphan, and the lowly.   

Brad and I have seven kids total... The three oldest are homegrown, and four birthed in our hearts through international adoption. Our oldest kids are grown, with families of their own... and we also have four grandsons as well as one foster grandbaby! 

Thanks for joining our family tribe...It gets rocky sometimes, but this is home!

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