Meet the McEwan's
I met this guy in high school in 1996 where it became apparent that he was definitely a hoodlum and I didn't want to have anything to do with him. He quickly changed my mind and we became friends and crushes, although I wasn't entirely wrong about my first impression of him, haha. We started dating each other almost an entire year later after writing letters back and forth after he'd moved to a new county about 2 hours away. I really think we fell in love through those letters. We were only 17 and 16 years old but we'd both been through a lifetime of pain by then and I think our souls were just looking for each other, but that's another post all together. We were instantly able to talk about everything. All the bad. All the good. All our struggles. He moved back for the summer to stay with his sister and we were inseparable from that day on. Luckily I had also chosen a college only 30 min from where he lived so when our summer was over we were still able to stay pretty close through letters, phone calls and visits. Well as much as we could since he was still in his senior year. Yep, I'm the older one in this relationship. We got married in the fall of 1998 at 19 and 18 years old. I'm sure there were those who said we wouldn't last but here we are 21 years later and we are still wildly in love if not often annoyed with one another!
I'm gonna use this space to share all sorts of things. To get things out of my head and off my chest, to make a journal for my family, to share the good, bad and ugly. I'll share how we make raising a large family work on one income and a tight budget, what we are doing to raise good, service minded kids, also the things we do that fail. I'll share family outings both the fun, sweet memory making and the crazy behind the scenes real life moments. I plan to share my feelings on life, mental health, learning to love yourself even when its a struggle and raising kids all while still trying to figure out exactly who I am and where I fit in the world. I'll share life changes and rolling with the new phase's, both the blessings and the hardships and my musings on family, faith and life.
|Eisley, 6 wks|
I hope you'll come back to visit and learn more about our crazy family of 9! I hope I can make you smile, relate, maybe reflect on your life and of course laugh at our crazy!!! One thing I know for sure is that if you can't laugh at life and yourself then life itself will run you over!!