Welcome to The Lowry Stories. I'm Whitney, and I...
Me, Kaleii, my Grandma, my Mom, Syleii, and my Sister Kelsey
  • Am 26 years old
  • Have been married to my husband, Corey (32) since July 6, 2007
  • Have five children - Azariah, 11 - Zarek, 5 - Malaki, 5 - Syleii, 3 - Kaleii, 10 months
  • Am beginning to homeschool my younger children, the oldest attends public middle school.
  • Have an outrageous love for reading, writing, music, and God.
When I met my husband, I was 19 and he was 25. He had a five year old son who was the cutest, sweetest thing I'd ever seen. I got pregnant shortly after turning 20, and knew immediately I was going to homeschool the baby - er, babies. I tried to homeschool Azariah for fifth grade, but it was last minute and unplanned - not to mention, I was pregnant and exhausted. I wasn't really in the 'educate a child' mode yet. We put our twins in public preschool this year to see if it would help calm them down - it really hasn't. I still have a strong desire to homeschool, so I'm keeping them home next year, and neither of the girls will be attending school outside the home.

When the boys were about 8 months old I began to feel like I needed something more in my life; like there was something missing - there was; it was God. We started attending church, and then we got married when the boys were 10 months old. In March of 2008, I was baptized at the church I now call home. Indian Creek Community Church is my favorite place to be. My church family is amazing. Since then, I've been trying to live the life I believe God wants me to - that's not saying I do all that great a lot of the time, but I sure try.

One of my favorite things to do is read. I read a lot of secular books, but that's because they aren't afraid to hold back. Christian reading for me is pretty hard to do. I have read some Ted Dekker, and I'm working on the Left Behind series right now. I also have some Frank Peretti, Tracey Bateman, and a few others I can't remember. I haven't read Peretti's stuff yet, but I'm excited because I've heard he is good. I love how Dekker doesn't hold back. His stuff is so controversial, and he's been banned before - not that it's a good thing to be banned, it just shows that he doesn't hold back for fear of what others will think. My dream is to be a writer. I want to write Christian Fiction, but I'm afraid I won't get published because of my desire to be so real and not hold back. I feel like I'll probably end up having to be published in the secular arena, which isn't ideal. But, it is what it is. 

I've attempted making clothing for my daughters. It hasn't turned out too well, but I'm determined to get it right one of these days. I want to be a real home-maker. You know, one of the ones whose house is super clean even though I've got a baseball team living in my house - whose laundry is always kept up, who is always baking and cooking some amazing meals - FOR CHEAP, and who makes her kids' clothes. I may get there someday, I may not. But the part I have to focus on is the cleaning part - it's the hardest for me. Keeping up with all my kiddos and keeping the house clean - it's a lot of work.