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Stephanie's Life as a Mommy and a Wife



I think I'll tell you a bit about me. I think I've been assuming that everyone already knows, but maybe you don't. :D


I live in Alabama with my dh Henry and our seven children whom we have been blessed to make our own through the miracle of adoption. We have been married 26 years! I assure you he is the only man on earth who could live with me that long, he is amazing and the love of my life.


Our children, and how they came to us, are miracles indeed. Just briefly, the are


ds1 - 14 (joined our family at age 8)

ds2 - 13 (our first adoption and came as a 2 week old premie 5lb infant

ds3 - 9 (was 2 mos old when he arrived)

dd1 - 9 (birth sister to our other daughter, came at age7)

dd2 - 8 (came at age 6)

ds4 - 5 (straight from the hospital at 2 days)

ds5 - 4 (birth brother to the girls and was 3 yrs old when he came)


I was born in Louisiana, lived in Texas and Mississippi during my growing up years and then married and was imported to Alabama 25 years ago. Alabama has been good to us, my dh and dc were all born here, but I have a secret yearning to return to Texas. shhh ... don't tell anyone. All of my family lives in Arkansas and the sensible thing to do would be to move there, but dreams aren't always sensible.


Three years ago we bought an older house on 5 acres of land and have been going about making it into a homestead.We have a pond, a creek, goats, chickens, dogs and a parrot. In a few weeks Aslan, our Anatolian puppy will be joining the family. :wub:


If you know me at all, you know that I love the Lord. I'm doing my best to live a life that is pleasing and acceptable to Him. I love the Word of God and use it as the Plumb Line, as a standard for all things Spiritual.


MrsSurvival is a wonderful resource for me. I have made 'real' friends in a way I would never have thought possible on an internet setting. I have conquered my fear of pressure canning! I bought a Nubian milk goat and she delivered her baby right here on our little homestead. I'm enjoying my chickens immensely, they are wonderful homestead animals.


I home educate my children in a very Eclectic manner. That basically means I'll use any method or manner I can to help my children learn how to learn. That's my goal, I know I can never teach them everything, but if I have taught them how to teach themselves, to read, to investigate, to learn...I have done a good thing.


We're hoping to have a big garden this year and better success with it as we try some new techniques. This is an area I'm still trying to learn and grow in. With a famly our size, we need to be gardening!


Well, just thought I'd tell you a bit about me! :)




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I think I'm one of the few who somehow knew this. I think I have been present at exactly the right time, enough times in the shoutbox to learn it! But thank you for sharing, Stephanie. :)

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Stephanie, I've known bits and pieces about you but it was wonderful to be refreshed and have the blanks filled in. I'm blessed to call you both friend and sister!!


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Ah...Stephanie, glad to read this. I've known some of what you posted but not all. I had a suspicion you'd like to go back to Arkansas from reading your fiction work on this site....you wrote that into your story and somehow I thought at the time that's your heart's desire. God bless you. You are a wonder and a great asset to this community here. Thanks for being YOU!

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I didn't know any of that, so thank you for posting it. Your right, i've made internet friends on here that i never imagined,, and i've been on alot of various message boards for different reason's.


Thanks for this intro and all your help you give everyone.

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