My husband Michael and I were married in 1995.
We met at North Central University in Minneapolis. I always thought I wanted to marry someone serious and told Michael that up front. He thought I was joking. Fortunately, God knew what I really needed. Michael works in the IT industry and is the only reason I was willing to start this blogging adventure. If it wasn’t for his relentless encouragement I would be struggling to accomplish my dreams. Over the years, our marital challenges have only made us stronger, and I can honestly say he is my favorite person to spend time with. He is intelligent, funny and a wonderful husband and father.
Our son Benjamin is 16. After years of being our serious, studious child he has decided to confuse us all and develop a good sense of humor. He loves all things political and is always up for a good conversation and maybe a little debate. Ben enjoys drama, writing and math. He’s a joy to be around and a very helpful young man.
Our daughter Emily is 14. She’s a deep thinker who never shies from controversy and has a strong sense of justice. She loves ballet and literally lights up on stage and uses her gift to worship the Lord. Emily is always willing to try something new. One week she’s headlong into drawing and another week she’s learning a new piece on the piano. It’s such an adventure to watch her learn new skills and share them with the world. She’s intelligent and loves to tease; a dangerous combination that keeps us on our toes.
I’ll share some funny stories about them over time, but trust me when I say that our family isn’t picture-perfect and that is often the most entertaining part of life.