He has not stopped teaching me since that first conversation in 2002. He is a natural leader (and we know this because he never seeks out leadership positions, but is always in one). He is also a natural learner and teacher. He has a true gift: he can relay lofty concepts in simple, understandable terms. I am so grateful to be the beneficiary of his mind! And our children could not have it any better!
And on that note, he also has a blog! He does some teaching on there as well as processing his thoughts and I highly recommend you follow it! Although he doesn’t write as often as he should. He is very busy.
Gabe is also a visionary kind of man. He has lots of great ideas and most of the “weird” things we do started with a conversation in which he probably said something like, “So what would you think of…”
The plan was to wait at least 5 years to have kids. We had an amazing first year. We grew so much, we loved so purely, God was definitely in our midst. He left for a 15 month tour in Afghanistan exactly one week after our 1st anniversary. When he came back he got out and we moved to California. The economy tanked almost as we drove into the state and the jobs he was hoping to find were gone. So he left for another year long deal in Afghanistan as a contractor. When he came home from that we packed up and headed north to Spokane, Washington so he could go to Gonzaga University to study Engineering. Almost 5 years on the dot, we found out we were pregnant with “Baby Berry.”