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We believe the best life is a shared life.

If you have spent time with us as a family, then you’ve probably heard us say at some point to the kids, “We are Colemans…” and they respond “…and we share.” At first it was a way to teach them that sharing and generosity are a family value (especially with their toys!). But over the years, it has become a family motto because we believe that a shared life is the best kind of life. Since getting married in 2004, God has allowed us to share life with some amazing people and we are better today for it. But honestly, nothing has sharpened us more than sharing life with our crazy kids!

Davis is our oldest and just started kindergarten. Our daughter, Reide, thinks she’s the mommy but really she’s only four. And then our unplanned blessing is Bennett. Yes, three kids in less than four years. It was not our plan, but as Proverbs 16:9 says, “We make our own plans, but the Lord decides where we will go.”

As much as we have the idea of how our lives will play out, only the Lord knows. And December 2013, we ended up on a path we never imagined. Our youngest, Bennett, was 17 months old at the time and we discovered a large tumor on his liver the size of an orange. Within days, we were at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. After several weeks of tests and appointments, it was finally discovered that Bennett’s tumor was a Malignant Extrarenal Rhabdoid Tumor and had already spread to his lungs.

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Many of you know that I’ve been training for the St. Jude Half Marathon that’s coming up on December 6. (I use the word “training” very loosely. Somehow I need to eek out 9 miles tomorrow…oh my!). There are also 15 other people running on Team Bennett with me and many others coming to Memphis on race day to support us. It will be an emotional day for me but I can’t wait! We had some Team Bennett t-shirts made for those attending the race in Memphis, but I wanted to see if anyone else wanted one too. Wouldn’t it […]


It’s been six months

Can I tell you how good it is to finally be sitting at my computer and writing? This has been a long three months of no blogging because of a virus that overtook our just30days.org website. Although, I think it was a break I needed. But now we’re back! And if you haven’t noticed, we changed the name to WeAreColemans.com (you can read more about why here). So over the last few weeks I’ve been trying to think of a good “first” comeback blog to write about. I think I was pressuring myself to have some amazing epiphany that would […]

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