Some days I am superwoman, folding laundry, entertaining toddlers, finishing up a round of freezer-ready meals while simultaneously watering the lawn, writing a book, and teaching Latin to three school-aged boys.
On the other days I am a pile of quivering mush, sobbing in the corner of the (messy) room, glad that so many episodes of Blue's Clues are on-demand for the toddler, hoping the big boys can dig some Latin out of Harry Potter.
In truth, my name is Christine. I live in a suburb about 30 miles north of Dallas, Texas. I am the mother of four boys. God's great joke in life is to give me all boys. I love quiet and order and hate bugs, mud, bad smells, and camping. See - God is funny!
I am fortunate to be able to sing at church. Sometimes I get very paranoid when I look out and see people whispering and laughing, but what can they do in the middle of Mass? I enjoy singing a great deal, when my hands are not shaking the pages of music.
I am also a writer. I have a few articles and a booklet published here and there, but I long to get a book done. My best friend is trying to get me to work on my tribute-to-bad-romance-writing. I also have several children's books that are done and waiting to see the light of day. There is some movement there, so we will see what happens.
I hold a Masters in Theological Studies, or a MTS from the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Washington, DC. It is a pontifical degree, but as they made it very clear to us in grad school, we are not theologians.
My passion, professionally speaking, is the issue of faith and children. I love to see how children combine faith into their everyday lives, and I love teaching parents how to nurture this. Religious education is an important field to me. There is a lot of work to be done there, and I try to contribute in my small way.
We just finished our eighth year of homeschooling, and may be actually getting the hang of it...a little, anyway!
I have been married 14 years to my husband, ArtGuy, who is a graphic artist by day, and relief worker by night (bringing help to the hopeless, who would be me!).
I am perfectly happy to have all boys. We are going to get a business card printed one day, to answer the same questions we always get:
- Yes, they are all boys.
- Yes, there are almost enough for a basketball team.
- No, we were not trying for a girl.
- Yes, we are happy with our children.
"Don't you know what my miracle is? My miracle is you!"