Abby Segovia, a senior at Campion Academy, shares how the unexpected growth in her family led to unexpected blessings in her life.
My family has drastically changed in the past year. We went from a family of three to a family of eight. Through my mom’s work in a preschool, we had gotten close to four little boys that were not in the greatest home. A lot of things happened and we got a phone call one day asking my mom if she would be willing to take all four boys into her home for as long as they needed. Later on that day, they were all in our living room watching a movie. This was one of the biggest adjustments that my family has had to go through. Going from it just being my mom, my sister, and I, to having my aunt come and live with us, and the four little boys, it was definitely a hard task. My mom is one of the most amazing people in my life because of how big her heart is. The boys are part of our family now, and to this day she hasn't given up, even through all the struggles. As a family we have prayed a lot about God guiding us through everything and so far, He has tremendously blessed us. I can say that all my siblings go to an Adventist school, we always have food on the table, we have a beautiful home, we have a church family that loves us, and we never seem to be short of anything we need. God has provided for us through every obstacle we have had to face, and He is still providing and blessing my family with so much more.