Am I Crazy?

Some people think I’m crazy. I see it in their questioning glances. I hear it in their “just to be polite” comments. Why else would I make the choices I make? Getting married young (before finishing college), having children young, having more children, choosing to stay home with my babies, homeschooling, homeschooling through high school, traveling in an RV for months at a time with six children and a 90 lb. dog, the list could go on and on! I get it, my choices are different. But, different is so wonderful!!!

Knowing that we are packing up and heading out in our RV in the very near future is so exciting to me! We don’t know exactly where we are going, and that in itself is exhilarating. The freedom to be. Freedom from schedules, freedom from commitments, freedom from the predisposed ideas of what we should be doing; pure freedom!

Sure, life in 350 square feet with 8 bodies and a big puppy can be crazy. But, it’s our crazy, and we all love it! Being able to show my children that life is different than what they see in our community is priceless. People dress different, act different, talk different, live different, and being different is awesome. What a difficult life we make for ourselves when we are constantly trying to be like someone else. I want my children to truly know who they are. I want my children to accept their differences, embrace their own craziness, and to have peace in being the individuals God made them to be.

If being crazy is living my life the way I want and not the way society says I should, then yes, I guess I am crazy! Have you embraced your craziness lately?


4 thoughts on “Am I Crazy?

  1. Dana Ticknor

    I think it’s a great adventure for a big family!
    We’ve been fulltime RVing for nearly 5 years, with all of our 12 children traveling with us (we are down to 9 this year since they keep growing up!). Currently in FL, working our way up the east coast to see our oldest off to Afghanistan next month; we would never have been able to visit him before he leaves without this lifestyle. My kids have been to over 90 National Parks, and 40 states.
    It’s an incredible opportunity you are giving your family!

  2. Sharni

    Oh awesome post!! I am totally with you on ‘feeling like the odd one out’. It appears that we are very similar in our outlook and family life. So you and I aren’t alone. I’ll be following you (not literally of course) and will be looking forward to reading more posts from you. So Hello from New Zealand!!


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