There are few things in this life so far that I have felt really compelled to do. One was to marry my husband. I see now that this vocation has many many life-giving elements. It has inspired me to become a better person, by watching my children grow I have understood why homeschooling is the best choice for our family. When I watched the Good Shepherd presentation at the Atrium, I saw that God had this in mind for me, too. As I meet more and more women who are doing what I am doing, I am led by God to encourage them. This work is no small potatoes. This work of being a wife and mother has eternal effects, it is HUGE. I want to collect stories of faithful families with many children so I can publish a book, and in turn give joy and a hope to those who are struggling through the potty training, dishes, homework, and beautiful wiggly babies. The women that have gone before us have much to teach us! If you happen to know someone who fits the bill, e-mail me their contact information so I can interview them for my book.
God Bless YOU!
Abel and I have eight wonderful children, here is a bit about them:
Adam is 22, and earns a hundred stars for being a great big brother and babysitter! We all love having our easy going and talented Adam Bomb around! Adam’s passion in life is music. He is thoroughly investing his time, resources, and energy into this endeavor, and we are very proud of his determination. Also, he’s really good with scissors. So, whenever we can, we get him over to cut our hair!!!
14 years old
Soccer star, amazing helper and laundress of the year! Judah loves to read, is learning piano, and has a wonderful singing voice! Judah started high school this year, and has proven herself to be a wonderful student, as well as someone who loves to learn. I am very excited at her future and thrilled to see her excel. Aaaand she’s learning to drive this spring, which is super wonderful on many levels!
13 years old
Artist, exceptional organizer & hard worker, and quite a sweetheart, Eva loves playing soccer, and self teaches herself and younger siblings ballet just for fun. Eva enjoys cooking, and just about everything crafty. We have a lot of fun watching this dynamic young woman do so many incredible things. Eva prefers math and science, and has proven herself this year in her super fun taxonomy class! Also, she’s an amazing writer!
10 years old
Very smart, very cuddly, and a gymnast in training! Mira is enjoying participating in volleyball and basketball this year, and is very good at both! Mira got her braces off recently, which was exciting. She is great at all things school related, and its been a pleasure to see this bright young lady push herself–especially to learn latin which isn’t her favorite. She would rather be reading or skypeing her best friend who lives in Austria!!
8 years old
The best big brother ever, loves soccer, legos, and sweets:) Also loves reading, learning piano, Pokemon, studying about reptiles, and geography! And I should add, very good at helping around the house! What a nice young man!
6 years old
A chatty cathy, with a heart of gold, loves to do gymanstics, play pretend, collect miniatures, and tell lots of stories!! It’s something else watching this girl play house with her best friend in the whole wide world: her little sister. They have fake names and everything.
4 years old
A real live fairy person, keeps us all laughing and scratching our heads! How does someone so small have so much personality? Although her independence can pose some challenges, we have hope that she will grow into a dynamic adult. Thankful for her collection of one-liners that she keeps bringing to the table. God truly does have a sense of humor!
Ezra Abram Nicolai
1 year old
What a joy! We love our little Buzzy. He is full of spice, loves to explore, play with his siblings, bounce his mini soccer ball, and his favorite thing ever: food! Thank God for babies!
That’s all for now folks!