So, I am starting something I have wanted to do for a long time. This will be a mini-series where I will introduce you to my hubby's family. There are so many awesome things about David, but one of the best things I inherited when I married him is his family. You can read a little more about his parents (2nd generation missionaries) and grandparents (1st generation missionaries) here.
David is the sixth of eight children. Four girls; four boys. And my poor David was born right in the middle of all of those sisters. So, he grew up with three brothers who didn't usually want to play with him and with four sisters that he didn't really want to play dolls with!
It all worked out though, because he survived and they are all friends as adults. :-)
First up, I will introduce you to David's oldest brother: Tommy. He was named after his father, and has followed his father's footsteps as a missionary to Mexico. He married a pastor's daughter, Mona, from Austin, Texas. They have five awesome kids who are full of life and personality. Their oldest daughter recently graduated from high school. My oldest child Davey (who is 12 years old) was recently looking at pictures of his cousins in this particular family and said (with a voice that has started to deepen... what?!), "Mom, we're (the cousins) not a bunch of little kids anymore." Wow. He is so right!
And, I just have one thing to say to my nephew Hank that you see in the picture above: "Hank, your Uncle David completely understands what it feels like to grow up in the middle of four girls. You're gonna make it!" ;-) (It is going to make him a great husband one day too. Trust me!)