A little about me……My name is Sandi Gonzalez.  I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart Robert Gonzalez since 1995.  I’m a 33- year-old Christian stay-at-home homeschooling mother to four beautiful daughters and one fantastic son, in that order, born in 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003 and 2005.  Not sure if I will publish their names yet, maybe later……

I’ve battled chronic fatigue syndrome since November of 2007.  While this has been a major challenge for our family, God has used it for some great things that I don’t believe would have taken place without this challenge.  I will write a post about the circumstances surrounding the day I crashed, and how I manage today.  I pray that it is useful to someone going through the same thing.

We have homeschooled since birth, meaning our children have never been in public school.  We have never looked back.  Our children are thriving and while academics are extremely important, they are learning real-world life skills and building character and maturity that we believe they would not receive in the school system.  We do take things one year at a time, however, and understand that a need may arise for them to go to public school.  Our goal is to equip them with the values and decision-making skills to be able to discern and avoid many of the pitfalls that teens and young adults are faced with, while they’re under our roof, so that when they are in the “real world” they are able to live not perfectly (no one is immune), but successfully.

I was a Republican, but now I’m not so sure (and no, that doesn’t mean I’m a Democrat either).  I do know this country needs a lot of help and with last year’s election I have started to pay much more attention to our government, the decisions that are being made on behalf of “the people” without the people’s voice, and what we can do about these decisions.

I’m sure there’s much more, but I have to run.  Five kids and all, you know. ; )