Patricia Rinehart was born Patricia Joan Laycox on May 26, 1936. Mom went to Capital University in Columbus Ohio where she met my dad, Warren. They were married in 1957, and dad headed off to seminary. 

I was born in 1961, the product of a cold winter while my dad was on internship. 

And then there was Paul…

And then Katie. The family in 1972:

Mom got her license to practice real estate, selling dozens of homes over the years. 

Mom and dad at my seminary graduation in 1988:

In 1997 mom and dad retired and moved to Leander, Texas, close to my sister Katie and about three hours from where we would end up a few months later, in Conroe. Mom continued to practice real estate, while dad did interims at Lutheran churches. 

They were blessed with seven grandchildren: