“Her” Children Shall Rise Up – Part 2


Tara Van Hauen – When you’re a little kid and your whole life changes, those few things that stay constant are things you never forget, that make the biggest impact, and that you cherish forever.  For me, one of those constants is Steve and Terrie Elkins.  They have been there since I was born…and oh the stories they can tell!  “Miss” Terrie’s favorite about her and I was probably the time she was babysitting me when I was a very little girl and what happened to my Granny’s white rugs (that’s all I’m saying).  They have loved my family, fought for us, protected us, been right there with us through it all….constant.  Today, Miss Terrie went to be with Jesus.  I will miss her smiles, her wit, Continue reading

“Her” Children Shall Rise Up – Part 1

IHerChildren love this photo of Terrie!  She is wearing some goofy, oversized glasses as she is sitting in her classroom.  To me it symbolizes the type of teacher she was; she was a professional educator who enjoyed her students and would even laugh at herself.

We did not have our own children, but through her students, we were blessed by your children.  I believe her greatest desire in the classroom was to show them God’s love and to give them a godly example for their adult years. Continue reading