When do you stop calling them “kids?”

I am writing today for a different reason than normal.  My kids

These kids?

These kids?

Our Children…

These children?

These children?

Adult Children

Adult Children

Fun Adults!

Fun Adults!

Our adult children..is that an oxymoron or what?  Somehow, I can’t get “my adult…” across my lips.  If they’re adults, they aren’t mine anymore and I just hate admitting that, even though they don’t live with me, near me, or need me for too much too often.

Erick and Mike keep reminding Rick that he really shouldn’t use the phrase, “the boys” when he refers to them in public.  Trust me, I’m still holding babies in my heart, so “boys” doesn’t sound half as bad as what I might say! 🙂

And don’t Rick and I still look like this:



Anyway, these guys..

clan 2010

Steph and Mike, Kaitie, Erick and Amber

are in the process of creating a company called TR*BE clothes.Screen shot 2013-02-12 at 5.25.23 PM

About 18 months ago they read The Hole in our Gospel by Richard Stearns, the president of World Vision and shortly thereafter they watched a movie called 58:the film  (http://www.live58.org/watch-the-film). Their hearts broke because more than 26,000 children die a day from problems related to poverty and they became convicted of God’s love and concern for the poor and more so of their need to do something.

Free those who are wrongly imprisoned;
    lighten the burden of those who work for you.
Let the oppressed go free,
    and remove the chains that bind people.
Share your food with the hungry,
    and give shelter to the homeless.
Give clothes to those who need them,
     and do not hide from relatives who need your help.  Isaiah 58:6-12

TR*BE is the idea they began to develop as we gathered for Christmas that year, even more under the conviction of the Spirit.  It is based on the abundance of clothing in their closets and finding  a way to use what their generation has to give to needs that touch the heart of God.

They would like to start a movement that blesses.

They have submitted their company to a crowd-funding website called indiegogo to raise the initial funds for this venture.  This seed money will enable them to maintain and modify their website, create warehouse and staffing operations, and develop the product line.  They have 60 days and they are praying their vision catches on!

Please check it out!

I am a mom of adults!


with some of my adults~


About rickandjan

We are missionaries serving as the SE Region Director of Operations with Cru Military. Rick handles the operations and Jan tries to keep up with the communications.
This entry was posted in Faith, family, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to When do you stop calling them “kids?”

  1. Pingback: When do you stop calling them “kids?” | Isaiah 43:19

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s