Today marks five years for Gabriel and me. We were married June 26, 2004. One year after we started dating. We had been going to the same church for years, but were too shy to talk to each other. When Gabriel put his son Rueben in school, he was in the class that I taught. Then we had to talk at the parent-teacher conferences, so Rueben had a lot to do with us getting together.
I am so glad that God brought us together. I love being a wife and mother. It is way better than teaching, and I enjoyed teaching. Just come look at my family room that is all set up as a classroom. Teaching is part of me, but I will not sacrifice my children to pursue a career in education.
I am very thankful for my husband who works hard to provide for our family. I’m glad I can stay home and care for the home and the children. Gabe thinks I have the best job in the world and I agree with him. He often tells me that I am doing a good job with the kids, which is very nice to hear. There are days when I wonder if I’m doing anything right.
Last night we went out for a few hours. It was a nice break from the kids. My mother-in-law came to watch the kids. Between her and Rueben, I knew they would be fine. It was the first time I left Beth with anyone. She is now five months old. 100% home grown – as my husband calls her.I have enjoyed the past five years and hopefully the Lord allows us to enjoy many, many more years together as we watch our children grow up and serve Him.