About 20 years ago Hashem spoke to me, no really he did. I was listening to a boy talk about G-d and He said that’s the man you are going to marry. I chased after him, we met, I fell in love, he fell in love, we got married.
We had a few children, B”H. And the that boy became a father, and a soldier and a man.
We had our children in what some may call the back to back to back method. My oldest will be 15 this year and the rest 13, 11, 9 and 7. We have three boys and two girls, a full house! We home school them all.
Of our five children two of them are on the Autism Spectrum. For a very long time we fought to have them diagnosed so that they could receive the proper treatment. Three years of taking my children to appointment after appointment, only to be told, “If you only put them in school.” We finally started them on speech, OT, play therapy and ABA therapy. Now after a year they are such different children. Update: The kids have graduated from all therapies and continue to astound me in their development. For a long time my life revolved around them, their therapies, their appointments, their education and training…it wasn’t my whole life but it was close. I can gratefully say that it isn’t that way anymore.
In 2006 my husband joined the US Army. He spent nearly 10 years serving his country and doing a darn good job at it. In May of 2013 he underwent extensive ankle surgery a rebuild if you will. Though this relieved a serious amount of his pain it didn’t put him at pre-Army levels. He was honorably discharged in April 2016 and we began the process of becoming a Disabled Vet Family. We still haven’t worked out all the kinks, but this life Hashem has given us is amazing.
Shortly after I found out I was expecting my second child and just after opening our home day care my husband brought home a radical idea…Torah Observance. Through this one conference, really just one speaker our whole life has been transformed. I don’t know just how to define who we are but suffice it say that we embrace Chassidish Orthodox Judaism, we know Yeshua to be the Messiah, and we are walking this all out learning more and more that we don’t know much yet.
Two years ago I published my first book, an introductory prayer book in English for those wanting to pray traditional liturgical prayers. You can find it here.