Life with The Faltinsky Family! We are a crazy bunch!
Hi, my name is Samantha, but you can call me Sam ;-). I am a wife and a mother to 4 gorgeous children, Alivia, Charlotte, Jesse and Sophia.
My husband Josh, is not only a spunk 😉 but he is my most favourite person in this world! We have been married for 12 years, (at the time of writing this) travelled around Australia – well almost! We have owned and operated an Electrical Contracting business for 7 years, have 4 gorgeous kids, built 2 homes, renovated one, lived in a shack, a shed and rented! We had a flash car and a big boat and thought life was going pretty great because of what we had, despite our inner loneliness, our marriage breaking down and Josh fighting bouts of depression every month because of the pressures of life and business!
But thank God it gets better! Our lives changed radically 7 years ago when we both had an encounter with God and gave our hearts and life to follow Jesus. We began searching and seeking for something more fulfilling when God began calling us to leave our life of building our own empire, to building His Kingdom! In January 2017, we moved our family to the beautiful Whitsundays to begin a new chapter pastoring a small church of about 30 people. This was something which I said I would never do! I have learnt to never say never to God! haha
Along with serving in fulltime ministry as Pastors, we are a homeschool family. This has been something new for us as a family but I know I’m doing what God has called me to do. Days can be long and challenging (mostly because of me ) but I’m blessed that I can teach my children and have them home with me. This is something I will be writing about a lot in this blog! We also run Faltinsky & Co with our kids, which we make natural products like candles and lip balms and sell as a little side hobby.
In a nut shell our life is crazy busy and most of the time I feel like I’m treading water and need a snorkel to keep up…but I wouldn’t want it any other way! I know that sounds crazy, but its the truth!
My heart with this blog is to share from our family life to yours! I will do my best to be open and honest on issues we face throughout life & as a family, in hope to encourage, empower and equip you & your family to become all God created you to be. You wont just hear from me, but from the whole family!
We want you to believe in yourself and reach your potential and in turn I know it will bless not only you but your whole family! This is how I believe we will have an impact on those around us and in our communities!
We pray that as you read our blog you will connect with our family and not feel alone in whatever you may be facing in life. That our words will bring you hope in what ever circumstances you are facing. May these words re-new your mind with a new and true perspective that brings peace and joy into your family life!
The Faltinsky Family!