Jon & Lisa
We are the owners and creators of God’s Given Grace. We have been together for 22 years and have 4 boys and a fur baby. We are a Christian, homeschooling family of special health needs. God put it on our hearts to start this website to help others. Our hope is you will be able to learn from all the things we have experienced and learned in our 221 years together.
Jon and I met while I was finishing 8th grade. He is 4 years older than I am and was in high school when we meet. He moved in with one of my aunt and uncle’s home. And it was at another aunt and uncle’s wedding that brought Jon and me together.
Our journey together has not been an easy one, but every day together we find ourselves closer than ever. Even though we have been together for 21 years, we have only been married on paper for 8 years. Since we paid for our own wedding and had two children before that wedding, money was really tight and we had to come up with the funds ourselves. I planned the whole wedding, with the help of my cousin Jeni, sister Michelle, and Mom. Jon of course helped as well. It was a fun, memorable night and I would not change the order of things at all.
Jon recently started his own home improvement business. He really does has many talents. Working on houses and fixing things really is one of his favorite.
Besides being a handworker he is the family chauffeur, auto mechanic, carpenter, and go-to Mr. Fix-it. He is an ultimate Wisconsin sports enthusiast. Jon loves the Brewers, Badgers, and Bucks! Yet, he does love the Texans as well!
Some of his (and my) favorite things about him being a dad are the way he talks with the boys, the silly play he does, the way he gets down and plays Legos or cars, how he spoils each of them, he is the baby whisper, booboo fixer (especially the bad wounds), ultimate snuggler, an amazing teacher as there are many teaching moments, doing science experiments and the way he helps mom get through the day.
As for me, everyone thinks I am an underpaid stay-at-home mom. But the reality is I would not change my “job” for anything. I love being a mom. All the ah-ha moments, snuggle times and I love yous. The many roles I have are chef, nurse, secretary, teacher, principal, administrative assistant, housekeeper, caregiver, personal assistant, an insurance agent (with all the bills and authorizations I have to deal with), planner, treasurer, personal shopper, therapist (emotional and physical), accountant, tax preparer, student, and entrepreneur. I currently hold an Associates’ degree in Accounting and a Bachelor’s in Business Management, with certifications in Bookkeeping, Microsoft, and QuickBooks. I am currently working on my certifications to be a personal finance and life coach. I love to read and learn, sew and craft.
Jon and I have many values in our marriage. There are many but the top ones include good communication, honesty, attention, time, commitment, respect, and willingness to compromise.
We value our relationship with each other and the relationship we have built with God. Although we are both still learning and growing as faithful Christians, we are finding that we are lucky to have the same values and respect for the purpose God has given us. It is why we know God is with us every day, helping provide us with the grace we need to get through the day.
A new role that Jon and I took on is being leaders in our church. We run online groups, as we know that not everyone is able to meet in person. We love the little family we have created with one of our groups and look forward to developing our relationship with God.
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Jon and I have so many stories, tips, ideas, and support to be given. Our hope is that you are able to learn from all the things we have been through. If you ever have questions please ask, we would love to help answer them.