The Adventure Begins? Well maybe not the full adventure, but at least this trip, the trip of starting a Blog. I have prayed, listened, waited, questioned and now here I am moving forward with what I believe God has in mind for our chaotic family, the adventure of blogging. My plan, or should I say goal because with ADHD you know how plans go, is to be able to touch the hearts of women all over the world living the chaos of life as a wife, mother, homeschooler and more. Hopefully I am able to encourage you that even with the challenges that chaos brings, life is an amazing blessing.
Speaking of blessings, let me share with you a little about our family. My husband James and I have been married for 11 years. James was and still is sweet enough to be excitedly willing to take on the title of Dad from day one of our marriage. Yeah, there is another post on that maybe down the road. However, I think there is time for at least a little bit of it…when I met James, Devyn and I were on our own. James introduced me to God and soon there after I got down on my knees and accepted the gift God freely gave me…my salvation. James was there for many a diaper change and Devyn took right to him. He was 2 when I walked down the aisle. The ring bearer was his job that day, and pretty adorable in my biased opinion. The Pastor bribed him with a whole box of Tic Tacs if he would walk down the aisle instead of run. A hard task for a little ball of ADHD energy. Well he took on that task wholeheartedly, and even stopped mid way down the aisle, posed so the cameraman could take a cute photo of him. The smile on his face was so precious when he was handed that box of Tic Tacs. He sat down on the church altar steps and ate them while the wedding went on. He is now a kindhearted 14-year-old who has a dream of being an engineer someday.
I worked full-time in a medical records office until we had our second little one arrive (Cody). When Cody arrived we made the decision for me to be a stay-at-home mom. Partly due to how much it would cost to continue on with work, but mostly on the desire of my heart to be home with our children. And I am sooooo glad we made the decision we made. I wouldn’t want it any other way. Cody was a very, very well-behaved baby. So sweet and cuddly. He has a gentle, giving heart, always thinking of others first. Cody is now a bubbly, goofy 9-year-old.
When our oldest (Devyn) was ready for school we both wanted better for our son. We knew with his ADHD things would be very hard for him and after lots of research dove into homeschooling. When Cody was ready for school he jumped right in with our lessons. However, as he started working way too hard on reading we realized that yup, he had been blessed with the gift of Dyslexia, handed down from you guessed it, me.
Down the road we had another little blessing (Hayden). Hayden was the quiet baby. He slept in his crib almost right away. I was always able to set him down to get things done. As soon as he could crawl though, he was always off on a mission. This little man is as sweet as pie, and even at a young age full of belief in God, but boy oh boy is he FULL of energy. ADHD to the max! He is now 6 years old, and head deep into schooling at home with his two older brothers. I have more than once said to people, that God gave us this bundle of energy to teach me patience. Something I know my parents tried hard to impress in me when I was growing up.
So there you have it, the beginning of this adventure into blogging, and a bit about our family’s beginnings. So where will we go from here? Only God knows, but the “plan” is to take each day as it comes and share with you all the adventures along the way. That’s right I said share, so spark up some great conversation here at Faithfilled Chaos. Comment away, I’m listening.