Our story begins on a cold, snowy day in December when two people fell in love. We were married the following fall and a darling little daughter was born soon after. Sweet Emma was only three in 2006, when little brother, Eli was born, and was still only three when we would go through our biggest challenge in life - his passing. As parents, we struggled for answers and reasons that would never come, but our faith grew stronger, and that little girl gave us reason to get up, dust off, and keep on living. She was our rock.
Shortly after, we moved from the land of glitter and gold to Oklahoma, learning that having family around was a far richer life than the riches of the California shore could offer. Emma was 5 in 2008, when baby Evan was born, and he was the apple of her eye, and of ours. A blessing that we now were so obvious to. We had passed our test, and did it well.
But God would once again test us in 2011 when my husband of 9 years was diagnosed with two types of cancer, one of which is stem cell based, so it's virtually "incurable", but here we are, a year later and going strong. Our faith is stronger now than ever, and life to us is lived for the moment, by the heart, and often in prayers of thankgiving.
I started this blog for the kids - the "Einsteins" - called so beacuse their initials are EMC, and the two of them make it EMC"squared". When they are grown and off to begin this journey called life, I will have these blog passages printed and bound into a book that they will be able to read on quiet rainy days to their own children, our grandchildren, and someday maybe even passed on to generations beyond.
So, pour yourself a nice cup of tea and snuggle on in for a taste of lives, from the front porch looking in. Oh, and don't forget to leave us comments or messages - they mean so much to us, and I'd love for them to be read years and years from now...