After 5 years of being a stay-at-home mom, I found the wonder of mothering slowly starting to get crowded out by the mundane feeling. I realized our world seems to surround people with the negative, and complaining about blessings seems totally acceptable. So I decided to fight against that "normalcy" and focus only on the positive. I look back to my first year as a mom when everything was new and keeping house was fun and I aim to have that attitude again. This blog is my outlet to showcase the daily miracles that surround me in my blessed life as a stay-at-home mom so that I will never forget the wonder of it all.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

12 Years and Fathers' Day

12 years ago today, I was just barely twenty years old.  Zac was just barely 23 years old.  We were both in school, both working, both very young, and both very much in love.

12 years ago today, we were married!

We were married outside, in nature, just as I'd always wanted.  We'd saved for a year, and zipped off to Kauai for the most amazing honeymoon (minus mai tais for me since I wasn't old enough to drink).  :)  That was the first of many adventures we've shared.  In the 5 years before we had kids, we visited Maui, backpacked Tahoe and Catalina Island, snowboarded as much as finances allowed in the Winter, and camped all over California.  Zac put me through school while he was in a 5 year apprenticeship program where he attended school two nights a week himself, while working full time.  I got an AA,  BA, and teaching credential.  And Zac graduated to a journeymen position and was instantly given foreman work.  And then the REAL adventure began.  We bought a house!  And we started to fill those rooms with babies! 

Today I celebrate Zac.  I celebrate the wonderful husband he is.  He is doting, selfless, and hardworking.  He provides for our family financially, and then comes home and provides for us all emotionally.  I celebrate the wonderful father he is.  He is concerned, involved, patient, willing, and positive.  He spends evenings searching the web for school ideas, and rest times watching documentaries with the kids.

He is simply amazing, and I thank God for this man.  He has so richly blessed my life.

(a few pics from our digital days, on)

Psalm 127: 3-5
Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward.  Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth.  Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them!


  1. I agree! He is all that and more! And it is so precious to see you write about him. And might I add, he's a wonderful son-in-law too! Love you, Zac.