Elyse Casimir has been married to Joe for 47 years, together they have 5 adult children and 5 grandchildren plus a few adopted ones along the way. She believes that a woman who intentionally seeks God should have many children in which to influence for the kingdom of God and that we can all be on the lookout to bless and influence every person that He puts across our pathway. Elyse is the Director of Lavender Tree, a ministry under the umbrella of Care Net of Puget Sound pregnancy and family services in Washington. Lavender Tree ministers in various ways to women who have miscarried or lost an infant through stillbirth. Elyse is a writer, encourager and speaker offering hope for the grieving, and a life that thrives under the beauty and wonders of Jesus Christ our Lord. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and crocheting.