The Things That Make Our Family Unique. What experiences do you have that you can share with other mothers?
I actually don't find my family overly unique. But from the perspective that all people are uniquely created by God for a purpose - that makes us unique.
1- I was born in NYC. I have always lived in New York state (although we have considered moving from here several times!)
Here is a picture of me (on the right) with my best friend in elementary school.
2- My dad was a policeman.
(I wanted to add my wedding photo, but I don't have one handy!)
5- My children have always been homeschooled. My oldest is 17.
6- I had three babies in 2 years 12 days (all single births.)
7- We have let the Lord plan our family and we "only" have 5 children. Breaking the myth that if you don't use birth control you will have "upteen" children. Just not so in my case. I am perfectly at peace with the size of our family, although I would love more children. I have thought someday I would love to adopt if God so allows.
8- I have a child with a life threatening illness that almost died at age 9. God is merciful and gracious and she is alive today (15 years old.) She is a tremendous blessing to our family.
9- We used to own donkeys. That is how I found out horses are better.
10- We raised ducks one year and hence the title of this blog. I started a blog and needed a title quick so that is what first came to my mind. The name has kept.
11- We have a dairy cow that we get our milk from.
12- We have 5 chickens and a rooster.
13- I just love beaches! I would love to live near water.
Wow, I could go on (I am a leader of a homeschool group and a community bible study for women, I love attending homeschool conventions, and browsing at bookstores, for instance) but I will stop for now.