Our Family



We are the proud parents of three adult children, all three of whom are married, two with children of their own. Tara, a stay-at-home mom, is our oldest, and she is married to Jamie, her high school sweetheart, Professor, Dean of the College at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Vice President for Undergraduate Studies and Academic Support. They are the proud parents of not one, but two sets of girl/boy twins; Natalie, Nathan, Samantha and Samuel, and live in Wake Forest, NC. It wonderful to get your grandchildren in pairs! We were blessed to live less than three miles from Tara and Jamie, and were so grateful to be such a regular part of each others lives for many years before we moved to the mountains.

Leah is our middle child, a stay-at-home mom, and graphic designer. She is married to Kyle, her college sweetheart, and Merchandising Director at Lowe's Home Improvement. They are parents to Emery and Will, and live just outside of Charlotte, NC. 

Nick, our youngest, graduated from UNC School of Dentistry in May of 2016. He is practicing just up the road in Chapel Hill and is married to a beautiful young lady, Anne, who also graduated from UNC School of Dentistry (2015), and started in the Pediatrics Program at UNC in August, 2016. We are beyond excited that he met the love of his life and we all enjoyed their gorgeous wedding on December 20, 2014. After EZ's diagnosis in 2010, Nick moved back home from the West Coast and stayed with us for two years, working from home and helping me during our most trying time.

Ginny, Linda's mom, moved in with us in 2010, about a year after she lost her husband of 60 years to lung cancer. It was a joy to have her at home with us for seven years, so close to four of her great grandchildren, and two of her married grandchildren. When we moved to the mountains at the end of 2016, she eventually moved into a beautiful apartment in a senior living community, back in Raleigh. She is thriving by being in the town she knew so well, in the church she loves, and with the doctors that have treated her for years.

EZ's mother, Erna, passed away in August of 2015. They were married 69 years. His father passed away in March of 2017 at the age of 93. They were married for 69 years, and both were able to stay on the mountain they loved until they passed.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Linda; thanks for the comment on my blog. I like how you have reorganized Walking with the Big EZ. The photos emote happiness, hope , and faith. Your family is beautiful and we can relate to the joys of grandchildren. I am glad things continue to be positive for Ernie. Enjoy the Spring!

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