Hi, I'm Julia!
Or Jules, or Julie, or Mom, depending on who you ask. I'm so happy you are here! Just a tid-bit about me, other than the obvious mom stuff you can read about elsewhere on the site...including, our infertility struggle, time as foster parents and adoptions of three of our four kids, and guardianship of our fifth. I always wanted to be a writer, children's books mostly, but never had the nerve...maybe some day. I'm a special education teacher by trade which took me until my 30's to finally decide on after graduating college in my twenties with a Health and Human Performance degree. I'm an athlete for life, I love to run and will keep at any sport I can, so long as my body allows it. I have a pacemaker going on 13 years now and am literally alive by the grace of God. I have sinned, struggled, succeeded and failed and have survived to tell this story God has given us.
I'm married to my best friend, Scott, who balances me out in a way no one else can. He is a retired Army Apache Helicopter pilot, with 25 years of service, and is now a High School History teacher, 'gentleman' farmer, ordained pastor, avid reader, studier of God's Word, and an amazing father to our squad. I love this guy with all that I am, and am daily thankful for this life we lead together.
Our kids....where to even begin. It's not quite enough to say I love them with all that I am, because it's somehow more. Three of our four are adopted, yet they all look alike, are all almost exactly 17.5 months apart, and could every one be ours biologically. There is not a thread of our journey we can claim as our own...God had His hand in every single piece of it and I will seek to give Him the glory so long as He gives me the words.
I'm glad you're here, and would love to hear from you. Look around, share what speaks to you with friends you think will enjoy it and have a most blessed day! ~Jules