The next few posts are going to be about my family. You'll get to know each member and hopefully have a better understanding of what we're all about.
First of all, there are six of us. Mommy (Kelle), Daddy (Dan), Me (Rebekah), Caleb, Joshua, and Jonathan. We live in a suburb north of Atlanta. My grandmother, Gran, also lives with us in her little house that is connected to our garage. We have a lot of fun together and love each other very much.
Daddy, is the head of our house. Under his leadership we stay connected and live in harmony. Daddy owns a mortgage business and runs his own ministry, UNC (check out his website to the left). In addition to these, Daddy also coaches the boys in swimming. He is constantly writing and enjoys it a lot. Aside from giving our family an Italian last name (and features), Daddy is the driving force behind our family's identity. He is passionate and godly and we all love him alot. Without him, we would not be who we are today.
Daddy giving me pearls for my 16th b-day.
Mommy is the glue that holds our family together. She makes sure everyone is where they need to be at the right time. She plans great parties and is also very talented. Through making costumes for the ballet company that I am in as well as making clothes for me, Mommy exercises her creativity and shines her light. She is one of the most selfless people that I know and I wouldn't trade her for the world. She makes an imprint through teaching us as well as getting us where we need to be. Without Mommy, our family would not run as smoothly as it does and we wouldn't be known in the same way.
Mommy and I after Sleeping Beauty (I was Princess Florine, the Bluebird)
And then there are the boys. They add the spice to our lives. The next 3 posts are going to be about them so I won't go into detail here. Just know that they are really fun and I wouldn't trade any of them for a sister–ever.
When my parents got married, they decided that our family was going to be a "family on a hill". We were going to stick out as a light to the people around us. Ironically, we actually live on a literal hill and we hope to continue to reflect the Lord in all that we do.
"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. ~Matthew 5:14-16