They told me I had to write a bio. I hate talking about myself, even if it’s supposed to be third person, which this isn’t going to be. My sister-in-love, Terre said, “Just tell them you’re a regular ole woman. That you’re trying and growing and learning like the rest of us. You’ve had a lot of experiences that are interesting, but mostly, people just want to know you’re a regular ole woman.”
So, there it is. I’m a regular ole woman and old too, but not that old. Old enough to know better, but not old enough to always do better.
Life is hard, harder as you get older, but I try to keep my sense of humor in all things. I often laugh at things that I shouldn’t and they aren’t often sweet quiet laughs, they are bust a gut belly laughs, as you can see in this photo. Even when doing something as simple as smiling for a photo, I can’t help it.
I have had a lot of experiences, including meeting the president of the United States and being a guest of David Letterman to see his show. I’ve lived in 6 different states, some more than once, but none longer than 6 years until I was 40. And, no, my dad was not in the military. I’m the oldest of 5 and think big families are the bomb. I’m a workaholic some say and often have 2 or 3 or even 4 jobs going at one time, most recently in real estate and insurance. Me, I feel like I’m lazy most of the time. And I can tell you first hand about care giving for those with dementia and depression.
I have 3 children I love beyond words to express it and 3 grandchildren with more on the way. I would say I am most proud of my kids, but how do you take pride in something that you didn’t do all by yourself. I give God the most credit for my children, who love Him and serve Him and seek to be like Him. When I married Steve, I was blessed to add to my family and have had the pleasure of getting to know and loving his three daughters and their families.
I am married for the second time. You will read more about that in some of the articles and bible studies here. I cannot say it was a “good divorce,” if there can even be such a thing, in fact it was horrible for many reasons. I don’t believe divorce is in God’s plan, but I found myself there. I learned it takes two to make it and only one to break it.
Now, I am married to a man who prays to be used every day by God, who is learning and growing and trying, just like me. It’s not always pleasant and definitely not easy, but marriage never is. Steve gets my humor, most of the time, and I would have to say that is our favorite thing to do together, laugh. Laughing until it hurts is not an uncommon thing with us, tears flowing, abdomen hurting. Laughing is great exercise ya know. But I am a lonely wife a lot of the time because sports and the hunt club take my husband away more times than I like.
So, if you’re interested, come along with me on this journey. There will most definitely be laughter and tears of both kinds. Hopefully, you will learn something, I know I will. Most of all, I hope you find encouragement here. I hope you are inspired. My goal is to leave you smiling and thinking……… (I know you’re only supposed to use 3 of these dots, dot, dot, dot, but I like over kill sometimes, so editors who may read this, just get over it. Please.)