Hey everyone!! I’m pretty excited to be finally posting on my blog, One Blessed Life. This has been a long time coming and I’m really pumped about getting to share my life with everyone. This post is going to be more of a “Who I Am” post, but I will be posting a lot about my life, my baby, and things that pertain to my life. I hope that things I write about will help others in some way.
To start this off, my name is Rachel Fountain. I’m twenty-nine years old and I’m from a small town named Blanchester in Ohio, where I was born and raised. I’m the youngest of six children (four boys and two girls) and we span three different decades. My oldest sibling was born in 1960 and I was born in 1987. And before anyone asks…yes, we are all biological siblings. No, I really don’t think I was an “oops” baby. My parents had three children (1960, 1963 and 1967) and then didn’t have another baby for twelve years (1979, 1982 and 1987). But that is all beyond the point.
I graduated from high school in 2005 in the top 20 of my class and went on to Wilmington College, where I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education in 2009. In July of 2006, my mom passed away due to infections following a massive heart attack. That event shaped me into the person I am today for sure and I honestly didn’t know at the time how important it would become.
In May of 2010, I met the man that I would end up marrying. His name is Kenneth and we met at a baseball game outing with our Sunday School class from church. Before we even started dating, my best friend in my class informed me that Kenneth and I had a lot in common, that he had lost his mom back in 2009 in a single car accident. I jokingly told her that I would probably end up marrying him.
Fast-forward to November of 2010 and he asked me to marry him after dating for four months. December 3rd of 2011, we became husband and wife and went on our honeymoon to Disney World (another huge interest of mine that I will probably write about from time to time.
The first year of marriage was rough. Everything was going fine until my dad had a heart attack in August of 2012. That was the hardest time for me and for our marriage. But we came out of it and everything was fine. That’s a story for another time.
Fast-forward again and in June of 2015, we found out that we would be adding to our family. Our first child was on their way. From the first day, I had a strong feeling that our child was going to be a girl. And sure enough, when we went for our ultrasound about halfway through, we found out that our baby was a girl. We already knew that she was going to be named after our moms’ and their middle names. So our daughter was going to be Madeline (Ken’s mom was Valma Madeline) Jeanne (my mom was Carole Jeanne).
Madeline Jeanne made her way into the world on February 18th, 2016. She was 10 days early. She weighed 9 pounds, 15 ounces and 22 inches long. Best Day Ever.
There’s a lot more I could add about my life and who I am, but I have plenty of time for that and plenty more blog posts to go.
We’re just scratching the surface.