Welcome to Trisha's World
I have five children, two of which are still living at home. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 33 years and we have home schooled for 23 of those years. I have 4 grandchildren and another one due to leave the shelter of his mother's womb this fall. I love the Lord with all my heart, and I have dedicated my life to seeking Him and to raising my children to know Him, as well as to help others that also choose to live their lives for Jesus. Royce and I, along with our two youngest daughters, recently moved to a very small town in NE Texas on a 43 acre farm. At our farm, we've had many adventures. I thought I'd try to share some of them with you. I also post occasional articles on our farm page, which you can find by clicking on the link above.
Royce and I met in high school during his senior year and my sophomore year. We started dating the following summer. From the beginning, we talked and dreamed of someday living in the country and having a farm. Though we began our marriage with little intention of serving God with our lives, God slowly began a work in each of us separately and in our marriage jointly. We had our first daughter a little over four years after we were married. I knew immediately that I loved being a mom and that it was a huge responsibility. I turned to God for direction and asked Him to provide me with mentors to show me how to live as a Christian wife and mom. Through books by women such as Corrie ten Boom, Elisabeth Elliott and Edith Schaeffer, I met women who lived lives that were sold out to Jesus and tried to follow their examples.
Through the years of marriage, God provided us with rewards (as promised in Psalms) for our faithfulness to Him by giving us five children to nurture and teach of the ways of Him. As we looked for ways to do this, we realized that God was leading us to home school. In 1992, I officially began to teach Tiffany kindergarten, though I'd actually been home schooling for all of their lives. As toddlers, I taught them numerical concepts such as one-to-one correspondence, sequencing, patterning, etc. I also taught them to draw, color, paint, cut and glue. I taught them Bible truths and social skills such as greeting adults and being kind to peers. Through the years, I simply studied ahead of them so that I could learn what I needed to teach them. Along the way, I believe that I learned even more than I taught my children, both educationally and spiritually.