5 years and counting

Can’t believe it’s been 5 years since Katrina. Erica and I went in a direction that I could never have imagined.

In that time, a lot has happened:

08/2005
Erica moved to New Orleans to attend graduate school at NOBTS
Calvin moved to New Orleans for an entry-level job and rented an apartment a week before Katrina
(and to date Erica)
Evacuated to Jackson, MS (a 12-hour drive that is normally 3 hours)
09/2005
Moved to Charleston, SC after realizing we’ve lost everything (which wasn’t a lot to begin with)
(Calvin’s apartment after Katrina)

06/2006
Got Married

Moved to Baton Rouge, LA (for a couple months) then back to New Orleans, LA (lived in a church for a couple of weeks)

01/2007
Found out our family of two would become a family of three!

09/2007
Elliott came into the world

12/2008
Moved to Nashville, TN
06/2009
Charlotte came into the world

11/2009
Built a house in Hendersonville, TN
01/2010
Started the adoption process

Some of our newest friends don’t even know this much about us. We’ve made lifelong friends through this journey and are thankful for each of you. God knew our steps before we did and what a crazy ride it’s been. We faithfully believe He will continue to provide direction for our family.

About the author

Erica

Erica is an advocate for simplicity, family time, making a cozy home and loving others well. She is the community coordinator for One Orphan, the orphan care ministry of America World Adoption Association. Erica and Calvin have four young children; Elliott, Charlotte, Lola and Liam. They currently reside in Nashville, TN.

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  • Ohhhhh, THANK YOU for sharing all of this! I didn’t know any of this, my sweet friends! And Erica…your wedding dress was to die for! Wow – what a gorgeous bride!!! So glad God led you guys to Hendersonville!

  • I just have to say WoW!!! I love you all and I know God has put so much on your plate, only because you can handle it. I am proud of you both!!!

  • Glad I have such inspirational family… you guys have taught me so much… and are such missional people… Your reward is so great and thank you for what you have done and what you will do … im so blessed to be a part of it all.

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