My Name is Leneita Fix, and I am a Mom
My name is Leneita Fix and I am a mom.
I want to start by letting you know that I'm not an expert on anything.
But you're invited to come with me as I tell you the story of my life and some things I've picked up on as a Mom and wife. I don’t have it all together, contrary to how my bio might read. Usually when I think, “I’m not that bad at this,” I am shown just where I need work.
Over 16 years ago I was able to marry my soul mate. John's taught me a lot about what unconditional love looks like. Through him I've come to understand the whole idea that two halves really do make a “whole.” When we were newlyweds I had him on a pedestal. One of those things you learn in your journey with a spouse is they are not God. They can be amazing, however, they can never be your Savior, or all things to you. Marriage really is hard work.
I live with a youth group.
What does that mean?
My children are currently in 6, 7 and 8th grade (almost 12, 13 & 14. 1/2) So literally there is a Middle School youth group living in my home. We had our three biological children in two and a half years. You are looking at me like a crazy person, so I will tell you that was God’s timing. We got pregnant with “Boo” 4 months after we were married. When she was 9 months old we got pregnant again and I miscarried. Immediately, I got pregnant again and gave birth to a beautiful boy we call, “Bunky.” Then when he was only three months old I conceived “KK.” When we gave birth to her my husband looked at me and said, “Could we not be pregnant for a little while?”
While that was the end of our natural births we have had several teens and children live with us over the years. They have become parts of our family in various ways. About eight or so years ago we met Crystal. She lived with us for a few summers and then about five years ago really became one of the Fix clan.
Our life happens to be in full time ministry, and we live in an inner city neighborhood where we serve. I've heard, “That must be very rewarding,” more times than I can count. Usually, when that’s said I want to respond with, “Not always."
Probably because any of us who are willing to journey with being in love with Jesus get rewarded in different ways. We aren’t special, just willing.
I can’t wait for us to get to know each other. I have lots of opinions and we are probably going to disagree sometimes. I tell my 14 year old often, “No matter how hard you try, you just can’t be perfect.” It’s true with any of us. Last I checked parenting and marriage isn’t a competition, it’s a process. All right, let’s face it: It’s more work than anyone could have convinced us of.
So that gets us started. Let’s learn together on this Everyday Family, Everyday Faith blog. I'll give you some thoughts, you'll give me some, and maybe we can be better together.