Patrick was born in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. He and his family moved to Florida when he was 12. After we met, my youth Pastor, Shawn Smith, showed Patrick his need of a Savior and Patrick accepted Christ on March 4, 1993. In 1996 He answered God's call to be a preacher. I'm so thankful I married a preacher! He loves the Lord and is a faithful spiritual leader of our family. Patrick is a fabulous father and loves to have fun with his children. He's still a kid at heart and loves to play. He's also a wonderful husband. He's the best! He takes care of me and truly adores me. God has been so good to me to give me Patrick. We've always worked together, bus routes, Sunday school classes, youth activities. We are a team and I love that my man wants us to work side by side. When we are old and wrinkled and gray, we will be able to say that we "grew up together" and have loved spending our lives together. People often are shocked at how young we were when we got married. Yes! We were very young, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. I don't feel like I've missed out on anything. We've made so many memories together , I can't wait to see what the future holds!
Brenna was our next baby in line. Like her sister, she was way too fast for the midwife and had to be delivered by her Daddy. She accepted Christ when she was 5 1/2. Brenna is bubbly and full of personality. Like Beth, she is enrolled at Veritas Baptist College and does her schooling online. She is taking Education classes with a music minor. Her talent at playing the piano is amazing! I love to hear her play. She is also the 4-7 year old Sunday School teacher at our church and her kids love "Miss Bwenna!"Silas Boone was next and born exactly 9 1/2 years after Brenna. No, he's not a surprise, but a planned blessing. Patrick and I realized we weren't too old to have more and decided to have another precious baby. Silas brings us so much joy and laughter. He loves to read and do magic tricks. He faithfully takes good care of his little goat herd and is learning so much in the process! God has called him to preach and he has preached a couple of times. What a blessing this boy is!
Callie Grace is sandwhiched between two crazy boys. She's definitely a girly girl, but can also get her hands all muddy and be pretty tough. She loves to read and loves to draw and write notes. She's so thoughtful and my collection of notes and drawings from my girl is quite large! She faithfully takes care of our chickens and collects eggs. She loves to read and sing and the Lord has blessed her with much talent!
Micah Reuben Yes, this little guys was our surpise, but we are all so excited God has blessed us with our Micah Roo! He was born in my parents guest bedroom with grandparents waiting anxiously to meet him. What a blessing to be surrounded by our loved ones during his birth! Micah loves to be involved in anything with tools and is often on our front porch hammering any boards he can find. He's always creating and building something! His dimple is adorable and one look at his sweet face melts my heart!
The journey that our family has been on has been amazing, adventurous, chaotic, full of surprises, but most of all blessed. God has been so good to us!!
So, that's us! The Gimenez Family!