About Me

About Me

Welcome to my world, where 8 was never enough, so we had 9 ;)

There was “talk” of having more someday.

I wanted to. He didn’t.

So he did. And I didn’t :(

This is our journey,

Mistakes and all,

From start to finish.

Life with 9 kids, where we’re starting our lives over after moving from suburban NJ to a teeny tiny town in PA, far away from most of our family and friends.

And starting our lives completely over after infidelity….

It’s a leap of faith every day as we deal with the normal every day struggles and some of the not so “normal”.

Welcome to Who Says 8 Is Enough.

I’m Debi (also known as debi9kids)

Blessed beyond belief and most days reminding myself of that fact.

The other days…. just remembering to breathe.

After all, tomorrow is another day.

A blessed day.

ps You might want to start with Our Story to get to know us better :)

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Kim December 15, 2011 at 4:36 am


I am so sorry that life has turned down a different path from what you wanted or expected.

Here Dave and I were having some problem, but I was me who wanted to step out, I did not, we talk and now we have an open relationship. Partly because we can't part dueto finances. There are many paths to choose from, I hope you choose what's best for you.




Divorce is never an March 5, 2012 at 10:37 am

Awesome site and story. God bless you and be with you in every way!


debi9kids March 18, 2012 at 7:10 am

Thank you for your encouragement.


Charlie September 10, 2013 at 10:31 am

I want to say how amazing you are and I believe truly blessed! I was a firefighter for over 23 yrs. I helped in the development of a statewide juvenile fire setters prevention program that was modeled after our departments program! The reason I say this is I would do the initial assessments of kids that played with fire! A parent or parents would call and ask for help with their children and fire play. I had times when parents would say our son has autism, so you have to do this and this ect. To get and keep his attention! Anyway I would go to their home instead of them coming to the station! I would talk to the child and take my time and I never new way but the parents were always impressed at how I was able to get through to their child and hold his attention. After retiring I decided to substitute teach at the high-school in the new town we retired to and where my wife got a job as a paraprofessional at the school helping kids who struggled in school, due to emotional, mental,and physical disabilities. When I'd sub I'd be told about which kids struggled in class and why, I was never worried when they said this or that child was autistic, I so enjoyed working with them and could connect with them, I just had a heart for them and a special place in my heart for them, I didn't know why! Here is the sad part in a way. I'm the youngest of 5 boys, my brother just before me was in special ed, in school, when we were little no one could understand him except me and I would translate for him! Anyway this year my wife and I were discussing autism and signs and symptoms of it and she said these are the same attributes that your brother has , then it hit us, why I was able to connect with these kids and why I had a heart for them. My brother is 52 and I'm 50 and I just learned that he wasn't slow or mentally retarded he was autistic and his abilities didn't development fully until he was in his twenties. So much more I could say but maybe in another email! Btw I'm prayerfasting on instagram, and that is how I found you. Thanks for your likes on my pictures. May God continue to bless you and your family!


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