I am a small town girl, married for 20 years to the love of my life. We have no children, but a lot of cats! I am my mother's only child and my dad's oldest daughter. I am the primary earner in our home due to my husband's health. We are poor by American standards of income, but I am blessed. I have friends and family who love me, a husband who would move heaven and earth to stay by my side, and parents who always put me first. I have 2 sisters on my dad's side, and I have always felt blessed to have experienced 2 lives; the life of an only child and the life of a sibling. Both have more positives than negatives. My sisters are a source of pride and inspiration for me daily.
I am also a little crazy. I suffer from anxiety and panic attacks and lately they are worse than ever before. But I am determined not to let that stop me. I am not perfect, and that is okay.
Probably the most important thing I would want someone to know about me is that I am a Christian (not sure why I saved it for last). I believe that Christ died for my sins and rose again. I have a relationship with God, he lives in my spirit and, when I let him, he guides me through each day. For some that really sounds crazy! No, I don't hear voices or see burning bushes, I just have faith, even in my darkest moments, that what I am going through is not all there is. God has a plan and I am part of it.
That's me, in a nutshell. Nothing too special by some standards. Just an ordinary girl looking for growth and enlightenment, and a closer walk with God and his children.
An idea worth spreading
God's love for his people. ALL his people. We don't have to share the same values or views, we don't have to come from the same place or be headed in the same direction. It is not up to me to judge the world or try to turn the world to my beliefs. It is my job to live my beliefs, to grow in my faith and share that experience. What the world does with what I share is not my concern. I just want to share the love, grace, forgiveness, and strength I have found in God.
Crazy is okay. As I said in my bio, I am crazy. And I think that is okay. And an idea worth repeating.
I'm passionate about
God. I am passionate about understanding my walk with him & growing into the woman he created me to be. My family. I am passionate about providing and protecting my family. And music and books. :-)
Talk to me about
God, faith, fear, family, anxiety, panic, prayer, worship, cats. Really, talk to me about anything. I want to learn. I want to grow. Just talk to me!
People don't know I'm good at
procrastination. hiding my tears. organizing. wow.....I can't think of anything else. I have always considered myself an open book.
My TED story
I am new, so I don't really have a story. I became interested in TED when a friend shared a link to Brene Brown's talk on listening to shame. It was very powerful and gave me a lot to think about. And I want more!