First of all, thank you for stopping by!
I am Suzanne, wife to Theo, Mom to Tera Evelynne, and the foster children that are currently placed in our home.
Theo and I were married in May 2012.
We currently live in Fairborn, Ohio. Ohio has never been home to either of us, but we met at Cedarville University and by default found jobs in the area. Theo works for the Dayton Fire Department as an EMT, and I am a stay at home Mom.
I grew up far, far away from Ohio, in the wonderful country of Niger, West Africa. My parents were (and still are) missionaries, and my brother and I spent most of our growing up years running barefoot through the African sand, speaking the local language, attending an American boarding school and growing deeper in our relationships with Christ through the things that we were blessed to see and experience.
This blog is a mish-mash of my everyday life. A little bit of cooking/recipes, a little bit of my journey into becoming a mother, a little bit of teaching, and a little bit of the adventure of following Christ. I love to cook, run, shop, keep up with friends both near and far, drink chai, teach children, read any book I can get my hands on, and blog. This blog will reflect all of these ‘loves’, and will be written primarily for me to look back and remember, but also for you, dear reader, to catch a glimpse into an everyday, average, crazy, adventurous, not always cheery and bright, unexpected life.
In late 2013, Theo and I began the process of becoming foster parents. Two months into this process we became pregnant with our first. We stuck it out throughout the pregnancy, but then once Tera arrived life became a blur of feedings, crying and trying to keep up with a baby. In January of 2015, we received a phone call that kindly told us that if we did not continue with the process, we would lose all the work that we had done. With a 6 month old baby, we kicked it into high gear and finally received our foster care license just two weeks after Tera’s first birthday. Two weeks later, we received our first foster placement, a 2 week old baby girl (only 13 months younger than Tera!).
Little Miss lived with us for 9 months and then she moved on to a beautiful adoptive home with some of her birth relatives. She is thriving and loving life.
In October of 2016, we welcomed Hezekiah James into our family! He brought with him so much love and joy and just a little bit of craziness!
We know that our family is far from complete and we look forward to seeing what God has in store for our future!
Life is crazy. Life is beautiful. Some days my life is nothing but mundane. But I know on all days I can bring God glory.
I’d love to get to know you better, so feel free to follow along, leave a comment or shoot me an email! The following is my social media and contact information:
Facebook: The Glorious Mundane
Email: [email protected]