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The Harper Tribe

I am the amazingly blessed wife of Mr. Sid for 23 years. We have NINE incredible kids with NINE unique personalities. 7 born the regular way, 2 born in my heart. And ALL of them greatly loved by me & God. Daughter to The Mighty King, Lover of justice, orphans and the unreached people of the world. This is a place for you to follow the interesting, crazy & maybe even insane things that God blesses our amazing family with everyday!!! Never a Dull Moment & I wouldn't change a thing:)

Our Adventure...

...started 24 years ago as Sid & I met and began dating. 11 months later I married the love of my life. 8 months after that we moved to Nashville, TN where we would spend the next 13 years.

2 years after we were married Lacey was born, delivered by the nurse, making us parents for the first time:) Lacey was the first grandchild and we loved becoming a family of 3.

2 yrs & 10 months later Sydnie made her arrival just before Christmas and we were in love all over again.

2 yrs & 11 months later Baylie got us to the magical number of 3 GIRLS!

We were happy & we were done;) HA!

2 yrs & 9 months later OUR FIRST BOY, Jonathan AKA Jojo arrived! Almost in the car, 15 minutes after we arrived at hospital. We knew then we wanted more boys:)

16 months later boy #2 Tate, arrived via emergency c-section and Rocked my world. Tate spent a week in the NICU and quickly showed us his personality as he extubated himself, removed every wire, &  pulled his IV out himself. He was ready to hit the road!

20 months later Emerson was born. Our final baby girl. hee! hee!

We were happy & "I" WAS DONE!!!!!!!!!!

13 years and 6 babies later we packed up to move closer to family, and become Texan's again!

2 yrs later, in the middle of nursing school Kenlie made her appearance, and got us to the crazy number of  7! The number of completion:)

And then... 3 yrs later God spoke adoption into our lives and we said YES! Charlie & Levi became Harper's on September 15th, 2010 at the ages of 3 & 6. and were home in Texas Oct. 9th, 2010.

2010 was also the year that God sat us next to Sid's daughter Hayley in church for the first time and we would have the privilege of meeting and falling in love with an amazing young lady. Such a blessing to be a part of her life.

Currently we live in Arua, Uganda and are on staff with YWAM (Youth With A Mission) where we minister to the people of Northern Uganda & South Sudan + we are in the process of adopting 2 sweet little Ugandans. Our life is amazing, messy, crazy, joy-filled &  full of the love of Christ. We have been blessed by saying YES to God and it has changed our lives. Our family will never be the same! Please continue to follow us as we continue to Love Big right where God has us. And always remember...

Faith Says Yes!


  1. Wow! Love your story. It is inspiring. We have six beautiful children and our hearts are breaking (always and recently more severely) for the plight of orphans and adoption. We want to be involved. We want to adopt. We want to advocate. We want to travel and do missions work with orphans.....we don't know where to start! HAHA. But I'm sure our Father has a plan!!!! Thanks for sharing ;)

  2. It was so nice to meet you, and your family at the Rangers game! I will be praying for you all as you follow what the Lord has placed on your heart to do! I know that in just speaking to you at the Rangers game, I felt like I had known you for years, and I have no doubt that the Lord is going to use you, and your family in a MIGHTY way! Blessings, and please know that Mark and Jane Veigl will be praying for you all!