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I am a Christian first, then a wife and a mom. I am married and have 15 children, 2 homemade and 13 adopted. I have 9 adorable grandchildren. It is my desire to serve my God and know that I have fulfilled His purpose for me on this earth.

Though I hope my children will choose to follow the way that we have taught them, I realize they must work out their own salvation “with fear and trembling” for that is what God requires.

Php 2:12 “Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.”

If there is one thing that dominates my thinking every moment I breathe, it is that I hope my children will choose to follow God with their lives. We’ve done our best to teach them who God is, why He is worthy of their total devotion, and how He will bless if they choose to serve Him. Some have followed the path that we have blazed, some have taken their own path. I love each one, regardless of their choice. We will always claim them as our own and never toss them out of the family. We believe adoption is like salvation; we picked them up out of the pit, dusted them off, and set them on their feet on a rock. Some of them have stepped back into the pit; some have stayed on the Rock. Some are making their way back to the Rock; some are making plans to jump off the Rock.

I cannot make these choices for them. I can only show them the Rock and why they need to plant their feet there. I must leave them in God’s hands. If they choose the pit, I will not go with them. If they choose the Rock, I’ll be there with open arms, ready to be a part of their life. I am thankful for those who are on the Rock or making their way back. I pray that God will preserve those who are not and that they’ll soon want to return to Him.

Blessings to my readers,

Val Frania, a mom of many, wife to one, and owned by God

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7 Responses

  1. What a committed mother I have. What a blessing and privilege it is to be the daughter of a mother who sets her priorities in place and abides by them. There is no greater blessing in life than having a godly heritage to pass down to the next generations.

    • Amen!!!! I am too the proud son of a God-fearing, God-honoring mother…..and I wouldn’t trade her for anyone or anything….God has been too good to me. I love her and my Dad also. They have both demonstrated Christ and will be honored by me here on earth and in heaven…..you see honoring your parents does not stop when you move out or when you die….it goes through eternity. You may not agree but the BIBLE SAYS to honor your parents….and if you don’t then you are in violation of God’s law…..yes even in eternity do we have to honor GOD (OUR ULTIMATE PARENT), but our earthly ones as well….. mom and dad gave up a lot let’s honor God and them……LOVE YA MOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. God has recently provided me the blessing of putting Devin in my life. Because of the Godly heritage that has been passed to her, she is passing that heritage on to two wonderful girls! I know they will benefit greatly from having her in their lives and learning from her. She has much to give them. Thank you Mrs. Frania for being such a committed Christian mom.

  3. What a blessing! I have really enjoyed getting more aquainted with your family through your website and links. May the Lord bless all of your family’s ministries as you serve Him. I’m sure I’ll visit again.

  4. I liked your site. Looks like you put a lot of work into it. Then with that many kids I assume you know a lot about work.

    Be blessed

  5. Amen!!!! I am too the proud son of a God-fearing, God-honoring mother…..and I wouldn’t trade her for anyone or anything….God has been too good to me. I love her and my Dad also. They have both demonstrated Christ and will be honored by me here on earth and in heaven…..you see honoring your parents does not stop when you move out or when you die….it goes through eternity. You may not agree but the BIBLE SAYS to honor your parents….and if you don’t then you are in violation of God’s law…..yes even in eternity do we have to honor GOD (OUR ULTIMATE PARENT), but our earthly ones as well….. mom and dad gave up a lot let’s honor God and them……LOVE YA MOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    +1

  6. Hi Val! My name is Cameron and I was wondering if you would be willing to answer a quick question I have about your blog! My email is cvonstjames@gmail.com 🙂

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