All about us..

Once upon a time there was a young girl, she was strong and rebellious. She fought to rise above her circumstances.  She left home when she was 18 years old, moved out on her own.  She met her Prince Charming. He fell in love with her and she with him. She moved 6 hours away to be with him. They were young and in love. They got engaged. 

Then he got sick, with cancer.  They got married. They were strong. They would beat this. She told him he couldn't die first. All she wanted was to grow old with him, to sit on the front porch together and rock away. 

The Lord is my strength and my shield: my heart trusts in him and he helps me. My heart leaps for Joy and with my song I praise him. 

But God had other plans.. 10 days after their second wedding anniversary her Prince Charming went to his Heavenly Home. The pain of the loss, the desire to curl up into a ball and give up on life drove a new dream and a new goal into her heart. She determined to make a difference in the world. She dreamed of doing big things for Jesus. Cause the only way to survive is to rest in His Presence.

You are my strength; I wait for you to rescue me, for you, O God, are my fortress. Psalms 59:9

Every April she is reminded of God's great grace and mercy. She is thankful to be a part of this amazing story He wrote. April is her reminder that God is always good and no pain is ever in vain.

April 9, 2005 they married.
April 19, 2007 he died.
April 10, 2008 She become a momma to her first foster child.
God started a new chapter in her life. 

“Sing, barren woman,
    you who never bore a child;
burst into song, shout for joy,
    you who were never in labor;
because more are the children of the desolate woman
    than of her who has a husband,”
says the Lord. Isaiah 54:1

April  15 2010 David and Fayth were adopted.
April 14, 2011 Lee, Elizabeth and Nesiah were adopted.
April 15, 2015 Bubbie was adopted.

Now she lives on a little farmette, with many animals and children. They desire to serve God and change the world .
God provided the oppurtunity to homeschool, the desire to raise these children in a set apart from the world manner.

Life is what you make of it.. We have taken a whole lot of hurt and loss and brought it together to find joy in life. We show you the good things in our lives. I chose not to write about the big obstacles we face for the sake of my children's privacy. This blog is not a complete look at our lives but a snippet of the blessings that God has given us... 

Hear, O LORD, and be gracious to me; O LORD, be my helper." 11You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have loosed my sackcloth and girded me with gladness, 12That my soul may sing praise to You and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks to You forever.
Psalms 310:10-11


  1. Wow! All I can think of is "My grace is sufficient for thee:for my strength is made perfect in weakness" 2Cor 12:9 I see your strength, and praise our Father in Heaven who gave it to you. To bring him glory. You are making a difference for Him. God Bless!!

  2. thank you for the encouragement! Yes, that verse is one of my favorites!

  3. I praise the Lord for you too, Ruth Ann, and I look forward to following your journey and getting to know you. Psalm 18:32 reminds me of you.

  4. Thank you! I love that verse!

  5. You are amazing! Found your website through Ferree, another amazing woman! I feel blessed to know both of you! I love Psalms 28:7 too:-)

  6. Amazing story. I am a single adoptive mama of two. I so want to live on a tiny farm.

    1. Thank you! God has done some incredible work in my life. Keep dreaming, anything is possible!