After getting set up for a costume party in 1999 at Texas A&M in College Station, Matt and Stephanie Regitz soon realized God had some big plans for them. Married in 2001 at the Corpus Christi Cathedral where Matt had proposed, they honeymooned in Rome and were blessed by Saint JPII. Three years later Matt was in full time ministry having left oil field sales, and they were blessed with their first born daughter Mary Clare. Their time with her was cut short as she beat them to heaven tragically passing in her sleep at 2 years old. The following year they had two 14 week miscarriages. Surviving eventually turned into Thriving with lots of prayer, authentic friendships, and intentional choices to allow God to bring healing. Thirteen years later with 4 children under their roof they live a busy fulfilling life of ministry amidst soccer games, minivan traveling, and back porch living hoping their story, life, and ministry bring hope to those wanting to thrive in their own vocation, work, and life.