There are times when people ask how many boys and girls there are in our family, and when I say that I have five brothers, they look surprised. They often make a comment that it must be hard for me with that many brothers, but I have found it quite the opposite. It has been a joy to have brothers to grow up with, to love, to rejoice with, to work with . . . each with their own personality and creativity. I treasure the time I have with them now as, Lord willing, they will marry and have families of their own in the future!
As Iâ€™ve watched Joseph and John build our house, and now as they begin their business, their diligence has been amazing to me. If it wasnâ€™t for all the effort they put into building the house, Iâ€™m sure we wouldnâ€™t be living in it right now! I am very grateful for the time we spent and continue to spend together working on projects like that because it has greatly grown our relationships. As theyâ€™re beginning their business, there have been many issues they have faced, and yet they have persevered, and laid all of their problems at the feet of Jesus!
Now as Joseph and John are gone working for a lot of the days, I really miss them, but it makes me look forward to our trips all the more because weâ€™ll all be together. It makes me very grateful for the years weâ€™ve had together and will continue to have! It is a joy to see each of the boysâ€™ personalities and the path that the Lord is leading them on! It is a blessing to still have Christopher and Jesse around, since Christopher has his office over here, and Jesse is still doing school!