Back in the early 80’s I met my husband in our church’s youth group when we were both teens. We were married in the summer of 1984, we were so young! I had always thought God had a sense of humor and when we found out we were having our third son, it was confirmed! Life has certainly not been boring!
You know if you have more than one child you are going to have more than one personality. Well we were certainly blessed with variety! Our oldest son Steven was born blind, we don’t know why. Doctors said it was just one of those rare things when there is no reason or explanation. Our youngest son Seth has Asperger’s syndrome, which is a high functioning autism. Then our middle son Sean, you could say is quote the normal son, but that is still up for debate! I remember when Steven was around 8 years old and Seth was around 2 years old, Steven asking me if Seth was normal? We laughed and said well he seems to be normal for our family!
Raising these three has been an amazing adventure. Not all smooth sailing, there has been rough days and some tough moments. I don’t know what we would have done at times without our local church family! God has had his hand on our family from the beginning including planting a sense of humor in each of us! I certainly feel I was created to have the family I was blessed with. Not that I was prepared or ready for what we were to walk through, but that God has equipped me day by day, sometimes minute by minute!
There is no place like home, but humbled to have had several opportunities to travel on mission’s trips to Europe and various Latin America countries. Working in areas with kids at a school, a community center and an orphanage. You always leave a part of your heart on these trips.
Besides God, my husband and kids… dark chocolate & coffee are just right up there.
I love being outdoors, rather that’s taking a hike in the woods or mountains, sitting on our back patio reading or working in our yard. I find such a calm and peacefulness being outside.
If you would have ask my teachers in school what my gift was, I do believe they would have said talking! At least they seemed to bring that up a lot on my report cards and parent conferences. As I got older I realized as much as I love a good one on one with someone, that really I am a story-teller. I enjoy the opportunities to share in a small settings or large. We all have a story, some with more challenges in it than others because we live in an imperfect world. Thankful for whatever platform I now have to give others encouragement and hope with a little humor as well!