Well, I have been posting sayings, quotes, and other things on my Facebook page and I had a dear friend of mine say B-L-O-G!!!! So, I thought I would give it a whirl! =)
I guess I should start off by introducing my self. My name is Stacey Howeth. I am the wife of the most WONDERFUL husband in the world! Sorry ladies, Mr. Wonderful is taken, and he is MINE! ;) We have been married for 22 years, and have 4 TERRIFIC children.
I met my husband, Tony, at Dalton Junior College, as it was called back in the day. We started dating in November of 1987. Our first date was at Whitfield Baptist Church. That started our whole life in the ministry from then on. We got married in November 1988. He started full time youth pastor in 1991. We were there until 1997, and then we moved to Valdosta, GA , where he was the pastor of Bemiss Road Baptist Church. We were there until September of 2003, when he resigned the church and we went on full time deputation as missionaries going to Ecuador. We moved to Arequipa, Peru in July of 2005, to learn the culture, and Spanish. We weren't there long, because our daughter Camryn has cystic fibrosis, and started having some breathing problems, so we moved back in December of that same year. We stayed in missions, as he is the Deputation Director at Macedonia World Baptist Missions. We have lived in Cumming, GA for 6 years now. One thing I can say about my life is that it hasn't been boring, and there isn't one thing I would change about it!
Now let me introduce my children:
There is Seth. He is our oldest, will be 20 years old this November! Man, am I getting old! He is quiet, doesn't talk much. Loves sports, always has had a love for any type of ball. He is very smart when it comes to figuring out how to hook up the DVD player or anything electrical. He is giving, loving & helps out when needed. He is living with my brother David, and working at Providence Ministries in Dalton, GA along with my parents.
Then there is Lauryn. She will be 17 years old next week! I am not ready for that at all! Thirteen was hard, then sixteen! She is very helpful, loving, kind, however she does have some sassiness to her like her Mama! She loves babies, and does a great job at babysitting!
Ahhhh.....now we come to Ethan. He will be 16 years old in November. I was totally taken aback when I found out I was pregnant with him, Lauryn not even a year old. He is very smart, witty, loving, tenderhearted, and a little bit of a smarty pants! Over the last 18 months I have seen him deal with things that a 14/15 year old should never have to deal with & handled it better than any adult would have. I will share that story later.
Now we come to Camryn. She will be 12 years old in December. She is Mama & Daddy's little girl and she knows it! She is still at the age where is loves for Mama to come in and tuck her in & kiss her good night. Will miss those times as she gets older. She is also very loving, always ready to lend a helping hand whether it is to rake the yard, wash the dog, change a dirty diaper or help cook! I think she will be the next Paula Deen or the next makeup artist!
One thing I can say for all of my children is that they LOVE going to church & serving in the church. They all have accepted Christ as their Saviour and that is the best decision that they have ever made! Really that is the best decision ANYONE can ever make!
I thank the Lord daily for my family. I am so undeserving of them and their love.