We lived in Florida most of our lives, so when we felt we were supposed to move to California, it was a pretty big step for us. We started preparing for the move when a roller coaster of events hit us just weeks before we picked up our lives and drove across the country.
We had been doing the church thing for quite a while. We knew we should be in church, but we were constantly just going through the motions. The fire in our hearts just wasn’t there… it was an obligation. We ended up at City Church… and we got a lot more than we expected. It was honestly one of the greatest days of our lives and this event encouraged all of us to go “all in” — together, as a family.
Let’s be honest. When you’re chasing around 6 kids, cleaning up behind them, driving them around to their events, making sure they’re fed, and doing all the things a mother does, you sometimes ask yourself, “Is this all God made me for?” It doesn’t mean I’m ashamed to be those things, but it’s sometimes hard to see beyond the season of life you’re in.
We met when we were young. We bought a house and like many people, we tried to impress them with ‘things.’ That lifestyle was so hard to maintain and after a while it put a strain on our marriage. We started fighting so much. We decided the best thing was for us to separate; we sold the house and went our separate ways. We were running from God and His plan for our marriage and family… but He found us!