I am a daughter, wife, mom, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister-in-law, friend, and daughter of the King.
I am Mom to three tall, handsome and hardworking sons who are now grown men with families of their own. They have given me my daughters and they in turn have given me four handsome, lively grandsons and one beautiful granddaughter (finally), TWO precious Great-granddaughters and their beautiful mother! I love them all dearly and miss them…they live so far away now! 😦
I am the wife of a loving, caring, passionate man who loves God with all his heart, mind, and soul. Ministering, teaching, and preaching… that is his life.We will have been married 50 years this coming December 2017. He retired (forced lay-off) from his secular job at one of the largest hospitals in our city April 2009. This is a different experience for him…AND ME!
I met him for the first time when I was fifteen years old and he was visiting his grandpa in California. He had hitchhiked all the way from Illinois just to see Papa who his Dad had told him could answer his question, “What is sin?”. And between Papa and Papa’s pastor (my Dad) they did just that. He’s never turned back!
We’re still on an incredible journey together. Time changes many things and seasons come and go, but our love has remained constant throughout all the ups, downs, trials, hardships of life, and the JOY of serving God.
2008 was a life-changing year for us. Bud lost his Mother on Easter Sunday 2008 in the same month that his Father passed away in 2004. He lost his brother Fred, December 19, 2008 from cancer. We moved my parents from Missouri, to live with us in April 2008. They were with me for almost 2-years. I am privileged to have had this precious time with them. We have lived in different states for most of my married life and didn’t get to visit often. So, this was extra special. My Dad moved them back to Missouri on March 27, 2010. He was very unhappy here. I’m so glad that just before they left Mom got to go with me to the Tennessee District Ladies Conference in Pigeon Forge, TN. We had a great time together. The photo is of their 84th Birthday dinner.
My mom went to her heavenly home July 1, 2014. My Dad lived with us for almost 2 1/2 years after my mother’s death. My Dad left this world on Sunday, February 5, 2017. He is finally home!
I am passionate about learning all I can from God’s Word. I truly believe that He is coming back for His Body, His Bride…The Church. We don’t know when our time to meet Him will be, if it will be in the catching away or crossing Jordan… I know that I want to be ready and found doing all I can and living for Him to the best of my ability.
I am employed by a major insurance company and am state licensed for P & C and L & H (property, casualty, life & health). I’m also a certified medical assistant(CMA) and had worked in the medical field in allergy, dermatology and general practice. Then they started the long shifts of 10-12 hours and/or evenings and weekends. I now have my weekends off and after 5:00 PM or so, I’m on my time! I do miss working in the medical field… but the benefit of time outweighs the missing at this point in my life.
I grew up in Southern California and never dreamed I would ever live in the Southeast and love it! Perhaps, it’s because I’m now sliding down the older side of life and the crazy “rat-race” doesn’t impress me at all! I’ve had some occurrences (cancer being one of them) in my life that have led me in the direction of what’s really important and things or the collection of stuff is not on my priority list.
In fact, I’m trying to DE-CLUTTER… what a task that is! A CHORE I’m not enjoying! Not only is it time consuming, but it verges on embarrassment! What was I thinking??????
I now require a house large enough to stack the boxes and work full-time to support all this stuff! I have repented!!! I hope my new life doesn’t precipitate the downfall of our consumeristic (did I make up a word?) society! Our country’s economy couldn’t sustain its position in this world if we all quit buying useless stuff! Hey, I’m off my soapbox! RELAX!
Hubby and I have simple tastes and desires. We are happiest when browsing in a bookstore with a strong brewed cup of coffee or latte…that’s next to heaven!!! or walking the dogs around the Bay…Ummm does that mean we are getting older? Probably does!
Family, church family, and friends are my greatest joy. I cherish my time with my Savior, Jesus! Without Him my life wouldn’t have real purpose.