Johnathan and Priscilla say they are blessed to be able to spend so much time with their children working and traveling with the circus.
“We have a routine for each day that can be a day off,” says Priscilla. “Our children get to experience so much on the road with us.”
“In the vernacular of the street, this is my ride-or-die here. Our children see the dynamic between us and it gives them a sense of security,” says Johnathan.
“The hardest thing about being a parent is balancing when to protect them and when to allow them to fail, so they can build strength,” says Priscilla.
Matthew and Lila on one of their many sightseeing visits at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.
“Returning to the circus with the kids was an adjustment, but we knew having a nursery and school on the train was going to be a great help. I get to work and play with my family and that is huge!” explains Johnathan.
“For our children, this circus life is just natural. Their friends’ parents can fly and are animal trainers. What they love most is having us always around,” says Johnathan.
“Lots of prayer is what keeps our marriage strong. Of course being kind, considerate, respectful, intimate, a good communicator and being silly helps tremendously as well,” says Priscilla.
“Priscilla is the most incredible human being in the world, if you put her in the sun next to a body of water and sand. She is diabetically sweet and glows,” shares Johnathan.
“Priscilla has a cool to her. The way she smiled, walked and the way she said my name in her accent, all that stayed with me,” says Johnathan.
The Iversons enjoying a day at the beach.