My family moved to Alaska in 1963 and I spent my childhood growing up there. When I was 18 I moved to Minnesota and through the providence of Yehovah I came to Florida for a wedding in 1980 and never left. I met my husband at work and we were married in 1981.
I studied sign language for 5 years and almost became an interpreter but Yehovah had other plans. I still love to sign but don’t do it much anymore. I have taught adults and homeschoolers sign language. I even tried my hand at teaching autistic children, at the request of a friend, but learned it was not my gift.
I have one son that I homeschooled for 12 years and am thankful that Yehovah gave me that opportunity. While homeschooling we were able to become part of 4-H. There are so many things that we did through this group and it provided many opportunities for activities. Please see my 4-H page for more information. He graduated from Florida Institute of Technology, yes homeschooled students can go to college, lol.
I traveled through a journey of cancer twice with my mother. The second time was from April 2010 to February 2011 when she went to be with Yehoshua and I can’t wait to see her again some day. I learned a lot during that time and on this side of the experience I feel privileged to have walked with her along that path. One thing that really helped me was to journal and I decided to do that on a blog. This was also helpful to those who were concerned and wanted to stay updated. Here is the blog Cancer Daughter.
My hobbies are sewing, crocheting, gardening, cooking, and making just about anything homemade. When my mother moved in with my family I decided to narrow down all the things I do because I needed room. I decided to get rid of most of my scrapbooking, cross stitch and card making supplies, believe me there was a TON. I am thankful I was forced to clean out. It has been 3 1/2 years and I don’t regret getting rid of anything.
I also love to volunteer and I am volunteering now with Nana’s House Children’s Home.