We knew something was wrong from the way we were raised and were sure that we wanted to do things differently with our children. We loved them and wanted to spend time with them and be a family. And we wanted our home to be a HOME. It was a process, this learning how to be different, and it still is.
"And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in." Isaiah 58:12. This is what we wanted to do. Repair the breach and restore the paths to dwell in.
A friend and I used to say "The buck stops here." We were where the broken family places that we came from were going to stop.
So against all odds, and through lots of trials, off we went on the journey.....