Although I've blogged for nearly two decades, I have yet to share my story with the world. Over the next few years I hope to change that.
I am the fifth-born child of a lawyer (my dad) and a teacher (my mom). Our entire family consisted of five girls and four boys. Yes, I'm one of nine kids. Being homeschooled often meant play time was all day, every day.
One day my piano teacher asked me what 60 plus 60 was. I didn't know, and I couldn't figure it out. I was 13-years-old. When she asked me what grade I was in, I had to guess, because I didn't know. That year I'm not even sure I did any school.
Sundays were always interesting days because for many years we hosted church at our house. Anywhere from five to 40 families would come over for a church service consisting of singing, bible reading, a long sermon, and lunch.
From an early age, we were involved with Vision Forum and the Advanced Training Institute (ATI) from IBLP (Institute in Basic Life Principles). Most years we attended multiple events put on by this organizations. We'd travel to Knoxville, Ten., and Big Sandy, Tex. for annual conferences and family-themed events.