"You gotta have the rain to get the rainbow." Dolly Parton
This is our family; Jeremiah(the baby), Harper(left), Micah(right), my wife, Kaylee, and I. Our Journey started not that long ago when Kaylee and I met in October 2013.
We didn't waste any time getting our family started as Micah was born in October 2014. Neither one of us was ready for a family but ready or not, it was coming. We were married in September the following year.
In the summer of 2016, I was laid off from my job with a baby Harper on the way. Instead of going back into a field that I didn't have any passion for, I decided to start a business refinishing and building furniture. It was reasonably successful, but after some setbacks, we decided to put it on hold.
Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm."
― Winston S. Churchill
Fast forward to 2018, I'm working a full-time job in retail. Kaylee is developing her leather crafting skills working full-time at a handmade leather goods company. Reluctantly we decided to put the kids in daycare. The transition wasn't easy since the kids had always stayed home with Kaylee.
For a couple of years we had been feeling a strong pull to move to Austin, TX. Finally in September, we took a big step to make that happen. One morning, on the way to church, we passed by an R.V. dealership, and we knew that was the direction we should take.
In less than a week we had found our new home!
We weren't sure how all the pieces were going to fall into place, but every time we took a step, God would make a way. Even leading up to the day we left for Austin, things continued to fall into place, and we knew God's hand was guiding us.
On February 1st, 2019, we arrived in Austin. Jeremiah was born 30 days later.
To sum things up, we have been so incredibly blessed, We have 3 healthy kids that are so sweet. I have a beautiful wife that loves me despite all my quirks. And God has always provided and shown up in our lives when we needed him.
There is a lot more I would love to go on about, but I would be surprised if most people read this far. Maybe next time I can go into how we started in our leather business or about how to survive with 5 people in about 450 sq ft of living space.
Until then God bless and thanks for reading :)