I’ve been married to Bob for almost 45 years and have 3 children, Laura, Julie and Robbie. Laura and her husband Fernando are missionaries in Ecuador and have 7 children ranging in age from 21 to 1–Sara, Gabriela, Melissa, Katelynn, Matthew, Amanda and Vanessa. Julie and David (in USAF) have 6 kids, some biological and some adopted–Benjamin, Joshua, Hannah, James and Anastasia (both from Ukraine) and their newest little guy, Josiah. Robbie is our special guy. He is severely disabled with brain damage resulting from an extreme form of epilepsy. He functions at a 1 yr level and needs 24/7 nursing care. He cannot walk, talk, etc – but he sure can love! I am his primary caregiver and cherish every moment of it! My family IS my life and my joy, but God has given me many other ministries through the years. I’ve been a missionary/pastor’s wife, women’s speaker and leader, taught preschool and worked with special ed kids in public and Christian schools, and taught children and teens in church programs. My ministry now is a quiet one as I stay home and care for Rob. I have written more than 40 books for young people over the last 14 years – 22 of them novels. It is my prayer that the Lord will use my work for His glory and to reach kids for Him.