Welcome To My World

You may have noticed that I am an infrequent blogger. I have a lot I would like to say, but most of my thoughts remain hidden from cyberspace. I have always believed that if I am going to do something, I want to do a good job of it. Whatever I put my heart to, I am in it 100%. Blogging takes a backseat because of the busyness of my life. How busy can things be, you ask? I would like to share with you a little about my world.

As many of you know, I am married with a big family. I married my high school sweetheart, Mike, 23 years ago when I was just 18 years old. Mike just started a new career adventure working for my brother-in-law in his business, GatorStep. Together we have 7 kids and 2 grandkids.


July 2016

Andrew is 25 years old, has been married to Kristal for 6 years and they have 2 children. Alonzo is 5 and Celine is 3. Andrew served 4 years in the Navy and is now serving in the National Guard Reserves. Kristal is the most amazing daughter-in-law I could ask for.

Tiffany is 20 and got married to Thomas on April 16, 2016. It was a joy for our two families to be permanently linked together with this union since we have known Thomas’ family since Tiffany and Thomas were only 4 years old. Thomas is also serving in National Guard.

Kaylie is 18, graduated early from homeschooling and has been attending Community School of the Arts the past 3 years. She is a very motivated young lady and will probably graduate early. She is engaged to Alex and they plan to get married very soon!

Isaac is 15, homeschooling and active in photography as well as working with Mike at the GatorStep shop.

Lillia is 13, homeschooling and attends Community School of the Arts. Lillia and Isaac are active in the church youth group.

Josie, age 10, and Scarlet, age 8, attend elementary school and are doing great there. I had homeschooled all of my kids full-time for 16 years, but I couldn’t deny that I felt the Lord was beginning a new season in our lives. Josie and Scarlet are thriving at their school, have great teachers and I get to have lunch with them anytime I want. 😀


My family May 2017

In August 2016, I began classes with Johnson University, pursuing a degree in Intercultural Studies with an emphasis on ESL. I am also the co-leader of Woodlawn Refugee Ministry.


My apologies for not faithfully keeping up with this blog. I am assuming you will understand why after reading this post. My days are busy, or I’d rather say, fruitful. If you have any questions about refugee advocacy, I would love to connect with you privately. You can email me at brenda.weatherly@yahoo.com. May God bless you!