I think the most important thing when you are reading the written word of someone else is to know where they are coming from. So what are the most important things to know about me if you are reading my blog?

By far the most important thing about me is that I have an all-powerful, forgiving, loving God. Even though I am still failing everyday to live up to His expectations of me, He just keeps loving me, keeps forgiving me. It’s reassuring, to know that even when my friends and family are fed up with the fact that I just don’t seem to get it, He’s still there, patiently loving me, patiently leading me through His word to a better life. I certianly don’t deserve it, certainly could never earn His love or His forgiveness, and yet He sent His son to die on a cross so He could forgive me anyway. The good news is, He loves you exactly the same way! He’ll forgive you too, He’s waiting for you right now.

I have a husband who shares my life. We have been married 25 years. I don’t know why he puts up with me either, and I am sure there are times he himself wonders why. We have our tiffs and spats, and then we thank God that we can get on the other side of it still loving each other and unable to imagine life apart. Sean is funny, he can really keep me laughing. Sometimes I can tell others don’t get his humor, and sometimes I can’t laugh out loud when he makes innappropriate jokes, but I’m always rolling on the inside. He’s brave where I’m timid, outgoing where I’m shy, adventurous when I would rather stay home, but it works for us.

Together, Sean and I homeschooled all three of our kids through high school.  That was an adventure, and one that I am kind of glad is over.  It was a lot of responsibility, and most of the time, although I knew I was doing the right thing, it was overwhelming. Now they get to pursue their interests, and I once again have time to pursue mine. I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything, but it’s nice to be able to breathe a bit. 

I am once again an avid reader, frequently staying up way too late to finish “just this one chapter” of my book.  I love reading science fiction and fantasy.  My favorite series right now is the King Killer Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss. 

As I am updating this as I start blogging again, I am amazed at how much things stay the same, even when they are so very different than they were 6 years ago.  I still love God. He still Loves me.  I still mess up frequently.  He still forgives me.   Sean still makes me laugh, sometimes until I can’t breathe.  Isn’t life good?