Ashley Rainey Escue is the mother of 5 sons and a foster mom of 14 the last two years. She loves her kids and has been thrilled to discover that through foster care she can have a ministry in others lives while still staying at home. She has been the cohost with Bob Lepine of Family Life This Week for 6 years. She is also the author, along with her mother Barbara Rainey, of A Mother’s Legacy. She currently homeschools her three younger sons while trying to keep up with her two older boys in public school. She has recently helped launch a ministry in her county, The CALL, to recruit foster and adoptive families from the church to help the children in her county. She is also a trained precept leader and loves teaching bible study. Ashley has been married for 16 years and a mother for 14 years.
Even though I’m living my childhood dream of being a wife and a mom, my life is not dreamlike most days! I’m Ashley Escue, married 16 years to Michael with five sons ages 6-14. We live in a small town about an hour from Little Rock, Arkansas. My oldest two are in public school now, and my younger three are homeschooled. We are a foster care family and we love it, especially when we get babies! Surprisingly my boys argue and fight over who gets to hold them. We’ve had 14 “extra kids” in the last 2 1/2 years. I love being with my kids and spending time as a family playing games or watching football. Usually there are Nerf bullets (especially after a game of capture the flag), football pads and legos laying all over my house. It’s a sign of life and lots boys and I love it, most of the time! My passion and my dreams for the future include teaching God’s word and encouraging/mentoring younger women as we grow with our kids, our husbands and our walk with God. In my free time, which isn’t much these days, I like to read, scrapbook and occasionally knit. It’s all good, I plan on having free time and a clean house in about 25+ years!