Today is my husband's birthday so today's post is all about him! Marc is 37 today and we have been married almost 18 years so I can say I have been married to him HALF of his life! WOW! I am so proud of him and everything he is today......
A great husband.
A great provider.
A great father.
A great friend.
A follower of Christ.
A lover of Haiti.
A hard worker.
A great teacher.
A great leader.
The list really and truely could go on and on.......let me just say that I am so blessed to that of all the girls in the world God chose me to be his wife! Happy Birthday baby!
Here is a little section of his new website for his run for Constable.......
A lifelong resident of Baytown, Marc Estes and his family are proud to call Baytown and Chambers County home. Married 18 years this August, Marc and his wife Lesley, have 5 children, 4 boys and 1 girl. Of the 5 children, 2 boys are adopted from South Korea and 1 boy from Haiti. They often say, “We have 3 adopted children but we just cannot remember which 3 they are”!
Marc has been fortunate to lead an industrial equipment and engineering company on the Houston ship channel for the past 12 years. Under his leadership, the company has experienced growth of over five hundred percent and continues to expand its presence along the entire Texas Gulf Coast. Marc is the first to pass any accolades along to others as you can often hear him state, “I might have had the vision and was the one to set the goal, but it takes a team to make it happen”.
After the attacks of 9/11, Marc had an overwhelming desire to serve his community. He enrolled in the University of Houston police academy attending night classes Monday through Friday for eight months, graduating as Honor Graduate, the most prestigious award given to an academy graduate. He takes his journey in law enforcement seriously and considers it “his calling” to serve his community in this way.
Over the past several years Marc has had several accomplishments in law enforcement. He was promoted to Sergeant and leads a team of officers. He also obtained a fire investigators license and currently holds an arson investigators license.
In July 2010, Marc and his son went to Haiti with a mission team after the country suffered a devastating earthquake. His life was so impacted by that experience and the gratitude of the Haitian people that he now serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Brent Gambrell Ministries, a ministry located in Nashville, TN. Marc has since made numerous trips into Haiti and will continue to serve in the country for many years to come.
It was on that first trip where Marc fell in love with a little boy, Vensly, who had been given up by his parents. Their home had been destroyed; there were no jobs, and no possible means of providing for him. Marc inquired about the little boy and surprisingly learned that he had not been matched with an adoptive family yet. Marc called his wife from a satellite phone and told her about the little boy. Vensly, now almost 3, should be coming home anytime. Marc, Lesley and their children anxiously await his arrival.