Wife to my bestfriend, Rob Pate, Mother to FIVE unique children, Claire McKinley-14, Ellie Brooklyn-10, Jenna Kathryn-8, and James and John David- 6. I am grateful to where God has me in this crazy, beautiful mess called "life".... Some days are intense, others are a breeze, but through it all He sustains me. I want to please Jesus serving and loving, worshiping and honoring HIM, In words and deed. I desire to be the best wife, mother, teacher, and friend I can be. Our blog is simply a record of the goodness and faithfulness our Lord God has graciously poured given to us. Through valleys and peaks, He remains. He sustains. And He loves and provides for us in ways we are incapable.