HELLO! WE’RE BEN AND MEGAN.
If we had the opportunity to sit down over a cup of coffee and share life together, you would discover pretty quickly that we love coffee. Oh, and we love to talk about family and faith too! They are the most important things to us, and we’re just trying to be intentional with our version of chaos each day.
Let’s face it, we all live in some kind of crazy, right? Especially when kids are involved. Ours is a messy minivan, mountains of laundry that rarely get folded, a house full of neighbor kids, piles of legos and princess dresses galore. It’s also the kids arguing, and the toddler thinking a tantrum is a necessary part of her day. And to top it off, we rarely remember the last time we washed the kids’ sheets. Shhh…don’t tell them.
Some days we think we knock it out of the park with this marriage and parenting thing, while other days we want to crawl in a hole with a gallon of ice cream. Mint chocolate chip and two spoons, to be exact. But in the midst of it all, we trust in who God is and how He works all things for good…in our chaos and even when it hurts. And unfortunately, we know deep hurt.
Every parent’s worst nightmare became our heartbreaking reality when our third child, Bennett, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer.
We fought the cancer for four short months at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Our faith was challenged every day as we prayed for our son’s healing. But on April 28, 2014, the cancer died and our sweet Bennett went to heaven (we share about Bennett’s Story here). He was only 21 months old. As you can imagine, this was not part of our plan, but the Lord continues to show us good in the midst of our pain.
Life is never perfect and it rarely turns out how we expect it will. Ours definitely didn’t. But that doesn’t mean it still can’t be good. We’re learning to let go of the picture-perfect family, trust in the story God has for us and be intentional with those that matter most. And how to give each other a lot of grace too!
We’d love for you to join us on this journey where we share about family and faith…especially so we can enjoy that cup of coffee together.
We currently live in Sugar Land, Texas, where Ben serves on the pastoral staff at Sugar Creek Baptist Church. Megan makes a lot of to-do lists, does a lot of laundry (that never gets folded) and takes care of three beautiful children. We are blessed. We are Colemans.