Back- adv.: 2. In, to or toward a former place or condition.  Into time past.

Basic-adj.:  1. Pertaining to, forming, or like a base or basis; essential; fundamental.

(Funk and Wagnalls Standard Desk Dictionary.  Copyright: 1964, 1966, 1969, 1977, 1980)

If I put those two definitions together it will give you a clear picture of what this blog will be about.  In a nut shell, my goal is to guide you back to a time past and former condition in order to experience something fundamental and, in my eyes, essential.  Since you are reading this I would gather that you are at least remotely interested in the idea.  Most likely you are very interested.  Whether you in the process of getting married, have been married for ten minutes or ten plus years, this blog is for you.  If you are considering having children, have one or more children, there will be things written here you can glean from.  With that, let’s move forward.

My name is Tina.  I have been married for over 23 years and have known my husband for almost 25.  We have 6 beautiful children between the ages of 22 and 12.  Our youngest son has Down syndrome.  It is often when I announce those 3 facts that the eyes of the person I am speaking to get wide. Most often they respond with, “God bless you!”  To which I reply, “He already has!”  To say that our journey as a family has been difficult would be an understatement.  My husband, Steve, has been laid off so many times I have literally lost track.  I can tell you that if all of the time he was unemployed were put together it would be roughly 10 years.  Despite this fact, our journey together has been and continues to be quite rewarding.

All of us born to this world have had, are having or will have a journey to take.  The bumps and jagged peaks along the way can make or break us depending on how we choose to face them.  Through our family’s experience, I hope to help you in whatever struggle you are facing.  Our family has not only survived but thrived by getting “back to basics”.  For us those basics are faith, marriage, child rearing, health and finances.  I am here to encourage you not to quit.  Like a runner aspiring to run a marathon, this will not happen overnight.   But with patience, practice and endurance you will run that race and finish well.


About The mom doc

Proverbs 31 wife and mother of 6.
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2 Responses to Introduction

  1. Edward L Johnson says:

    I really dont know what to say, yet there is so much to say! I’ve watched Tina and Steve meet every challege, celabrate every victory, with GOD and together. I’ve watched each child grow and develop into the person they have become and I’ve done it in absolute awe and joy! The true meaning and example of family! Something that escapes some of us. To know and believe momma when she says, things are tough and we dont have, but we all are gonna be alright. This comes true absolutely every single time! We give the glory to The Lord , but what we see with our eyes, hearts, minds and spirits, is the love and strength of their love for eachother and family to do whatever it takes. LOVE……. did you hear me? true unconditional love. The children, I miss them everyday I dont see them. That means I miss them alot. Tina, I miss her everyday of my life. When I see her smile, I remember the days when she would run down the hall in her walker just laughing and giggling as I would chase her, she would turn the corner and I would zoom pass as if I would almost catch her. I would hold her ever so gently in my arms, i didnt want to break her….. mom would say… you can hold her she won’t break! She was so tiny…. she would look up at me and have the biggest grin and start giggling. Who knew the power that I was holding in my hands, the miracle, some of us call Tina, some call mom, some call Mrs. Barton. Here we call her “Themomdoc” she has cared for us all, 24/7 365…….I dont know what to say, yet there is so much to say…….I Love You Lady T……

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