And their mom is awesome.
Terri is a fantastic mom and wife. She often mentors others. She volunteered at Midland Classical by teaching several classes for many years.
Terri was raised in an Air Force family. Her father retired from the Air Force as a colonel; he flew 222 combat missions in Viet Nam as a fighter pilot and has an F4 display dedicated to him at the Commemorative Air Force museum in Midland and is a member of the CAF Combat Hall of Fame. Terri attended 11 different schools growing up, including stints in Japan and Germany.
We home schooled all our kids for their elementary years, then customized the approach for each child until Midland Classical was founded.
We have been asked how we ended up with such fantastic kids. I am sure most of it is God’s grace. For our part, we spent a lot of time, invested a lot of energy, and tried to make parenting about them, not us. We tried to invite them to live in a way that most blessed them and others, but declined to coerce them (to the extent we were capable.) Our “There” for our kids was to teach them to make good decisions, then send them out of the nest when grown.