How did I get to be all the things listed above??? Well here is the more detailed version.
My name is Janelle Miller. I live in central Iowa with my husband and 2 sons. My husband is James, he runs our cleaning and restoration business while I am a SAHM. Our son Xavier is 11 years old and in the 5th grade.I had him when I was 19. I am a PK...aka...Preacher's kid. I went rebellious in my late teens. I went off to college and got out of the house for the first time only to return home a few months later...pregnant. Xavier's biological dad has not ever been an active part of his life and hasn't seen him since he was 3 years old. Xavier is bi-racial (Black/White).
You might think this is unecessary information, but we have had quite the rollercoaster int he raising of Xavier and this plays a big part. His emotions are that of a puberty stricken teenager. He is athletic, smart and a good kid! Would be considered "strong-willed" child. I was a single parent with him for his first 5 years. Many struggles in that time. Many attempts by different things and people to fill the void where I had pushed God out of my life.
In February of 2004, after an amazing set up by God, (this is a whole story in itself), I ran into and shortly thereafter began dating James, who was an old crush from my junior high days. Four months later we were married. During this period of my life is when my relationship with God was rekindled and my dedication to him was recommitted! Within a few months of our marriage my husband was able to legally adopt Xavier as his own son. My hubs and I were anxious to have more children, and really thoguht I would be pregnant by the end of our honeymoon. God had other plans though and 4-1/2 years later, 4-1/2 LONG, ANTICIPATED, HEART BREAKING, EVER HOPEFUL, TRIALING, TRIBULATING, COUNSELING...years....I gave birth to our second son, River.
He was born 5 weeks early on October 22nd after a bout with pre-eclampsia. He was born happy and healthy and in no need of NICU or any extra help.