Life is made up of a series of moments. Monumental, simple, normal, hard, happy, sad. These moments make up stories. This is our story.
A Quick Peek Into The LAST 20+ Years
Hello there. I feel like we need a proper introduction. I'm Monique, and this is my hubby Jeremiah. Oh my, this picture. We were so young, embarking on the most amazing adventure. Life together. When I think back over the last 20 plus years, well, I can only describe it as, imperfectly perfect. The ups and downs, rough patches and failures, somehow adds beauty to our story. We've had a year or two where we really didn't like each other. We had a massive failure in a business and lost our home, car, and a whole lot of pride. We began to look at our relationship with the Lord as just that, a "relationship", which was a game changer. We also began a business that became wildly successful and just recently resigned from that business.
You know, the world would measure our "success" on the wins we've had over the last 20 years. How we were at rock bottom and rose to the top. Can I let you in on a little secret? We know what it's like to be content with little to nothing and we also know what it's like to be discontent with a lot. The older I get, the more I realize life is truly about Jesus, family, and loving others.
This crew right here in these pictures, oh my, they bring me great joy. Two beautiful girls, now married and raising families of their own. I'm not sure that 22 year old boy and girl in the first picture had a clue the blessings the Lord had in store for their lives. Did we realize our family would expand with the addition of two young men, and did we even comprehend the amazingness of grandchildren? Blessed. So blessed.
I can't help but sit and look at these pictures and think the same. Do we have a clue? Can we even grasp how the imperfectly perfect story could get any more imperfectly perfect? All I know is, I'm here for it, and you better believe I'm going to be faithfully recording it all along the way here at Love, The McLeans.
What's the Mission of Love, the Mcleans?
We pray this place becomes a home for you. A refuge for rest and encouragement when times are tough. A place that inspires you to go after what makes you feel alive. A resource to equip and empower your unique design as you live life to the fullest.
Insanely important tHings To Know about Monique
When wearing a hoodie, will obsessively check the hood for panties. They hide there.
Was the nurse in the Skillet music video, Hero. It's a long story. Long story.
Will never ride in a hot air balloon. Let's see. Basket, fire, cloth, high in the air. Not smart.
Can't ride a bike, has five million notebooks, and geeks out over numbers and analytics.
Insanely Important things to know about Jeremiah
Banned from arcades for life. Due to overspending on a TransAtlantic cruise.
World record holder for the quickest time to fall asleep once your head hits a pillow.
Terrified of spiders due to a real life "Home Alone spider on face" happening as a child.
Loves rap music, scrolling reels is a guilty pleasure, geeks out over all techy things in life.
By the way, if you are reading this, you get five million gold stars and are considered a massive overachiever. You are pretty epic. You are!
What's the list? Ummmm, a place where the way fun insider things go down. Each week we go all old school, write out a letter and send it to YOU. (If you are on the list). So, get on the list.
After re-reading the above, it sounds a little bossy. Gosh, I'm that bossy friend. Please don't kick me to the curb. :)