We have our work as parents cut out for us. I mean, if we knew that raising kids would be this hard, we wouldn't have become parents in the first place.
We have six children, all boys.
Our children range in age from a year up to nine years old. Their names are Grafton Michael (9), Grayson Patrick (7), Grahame Daniel (6), Grant Decatur (5), Griffon Shane (3), and GianCarlo David (1). They keep us hopping!
My name is Tamara Davis-Carter. I am a stay-at-home mom and homeschool instructor. I teach our boys here at home; I don't send them to public school because the school system where we live is very bad. My husband, Gary, is a telecommunications specialist; he works for AT&T. We live in Norwalk, Ohio.
I love my life. Most of all, I love my family. I would do anything for our children; they mean the world to me (and to Gary).
When I am not busy being a mother (that, in itself, is a full-time job! LOL), I love to read (I do that mostly when I go to bed, after the kids have been bedded down for the night), watch "One Life To Live" (my only real guilty pleasure! LOL), write stories or articles (mainly about parenting my family), draw, paint (I am a very creative-minded person), and meet up with other homeschooling moms at the local library. Once a month, we have picnics or other outings; I love meeting other families who have chosen the homeschooling option. It's nice to know that I am not the only one who does this.
Lately, Gary has been working longer hours. There have been CME, or geometric storms which have been messing up the phone lines or other communications devices (we've already lost our Internet twice due to these so-called storms), and at night, auroras dance wildly in the skies on clear nights. The older boys think that the aurora borealis is cool; the two littlest ones aren't so sure. They think it is lightning and they get scared.
On Sundays, we attend church; we go to a small Baptist church here in Norwalk. I sing in the choir and the boys go to their Sunday school lessons. Gary is a greeter; he greets people as they come to church. He loves it; he says it's a wonderful way to meet new people.
I accepted Christ as my Saviour when I was 12; Gary was eight. Of our boys, Grafton and Grayon accepted Christ at church camp this past June. Gary and I were so proud of them! I hope the other boys follow in their stead, but right now they are too busy being .... little boys! LOL
The weather here has been stormy, but hopefully things will be calming down soon. We are blessed to live where we do: parts of the country are baking in severe drought conditions (Texas comes to mind); they haven't had a decent's rainfall since the middle of May, and everything is dying or drying up. There seems to be no relief in sight for them; I have been praying for God to send Texas and the parched areas needed relief from the brutal heat/temperatures/drought conditions.
Well, I must go. The boys have just awakened; I hear them in their rooms. I will write in here again another day; until later, this is Tammy saying so long and God bless!
~To be continued.~