I am a Wisconsinite – born and raised in the dairy state. I grew up with green and gold football on Sunday’s in the Fall and Milwaukee Brewer’s baseball in the Spring & Summertime. The men in my life always have, and always will be obsessed with the Green Bay Packers. I am a traditionalist at heart. Christmas is my favorite holiday, from the moment we drop the hand-picked tree in the water, I am captivated by the changed spirits seen in everyday people.
My favorite season is a toss up between Spring & Fall. For me, Spring brings renewal & hope and Fall brings forth reflection & change.
I am married to my soulmate, the love of my life. We have two adult children; best defined as kind, generous and loving. We are dog lovers. We have had our share of furry feet running amok in the same house we’ve called home for more than twenty years. Buddy, our miniature dachshund, has been amusing us for the past thirteen years.
There is nothing extraordinary about my life, at least not anymore. Like many of you, I experienced pain and regret from years long gone. Through blood, sweat, and tears (and many moons); I’ve learned not to let mistakes I can’t change, define who I am today.
My paycheck is earned working in healthcare. Though not my dream job, I enjoy what I do. If I had my druthers, I would own and operate an orphanage. It’s been a lifelong dream.
I am currently working on a new book with my husband as a co-author. It is a memoir about our mission trips. In particular, teenage mission trips. I never experienced one as a teen, though I bet if I had, my memoir about finding the kind of redemption I needed likely would not exist. I’ve led many teenage missions in my adult years, and for each one, I never knew a heart that didn’t change for the better.
I hope whatever wisdom and knowledge I am fortunate to share with you will be insightful and rewarding. Thank you for visiting my site and God Bless.