Family is important to me. I met my husband in Louisville in 1998 and we were married less than eight months later. We are polar opposites in nearly every way imaginable, but where it counts we have a strong foundation. We are celebrating seventeen years and that’s an amazing feat this day and age. Over those years we have created a beautiful family.
My oldest: Isn’t she a beauty! She is as random as one can be and is always so much fun. She is passionate about people and is a social guru for sure! She says she isn’t a writer but I’ve read some amazing things authored by her. She is smart as all get out, not even out of high school and is on her second semester of college, and plans on being a nurse practitioner. (Maybe even a doctor) We shall see. I recently got her addicted to the Fever Series by Karen Moning. Squueeallll!!!
My middle child had a rough start in life. Due to a speech delay he didn’t begin talking until he was nearly six! Fortunately, now he is talking, singing, and delighting my heart everyday. (And sometimes driving me crazy.) These days he is into basketball, football, electronics/computers, and of course video games. He, too, has written some very interesting things, but his goal is to become a computer engineer or maybe a computer programmer. I look forward to seeing where he goes in life.
My youngest surprised us all when we thought we had accomplished the perfect family. Along came fate (God) and proved to us how terribly wrong we were. She is an advocate for animals, an artist, and holds a great imagination. I’m not yet sure whether writing will take over her or if her drawing will become more prevalent. Time will tell.
As for myself, I am a collection of my past, present, and future. I pretend I’m not socially savvy, however I love reaching out to others. I learned from past experiences writing is therapeutic; it propelled me through many difficult times. I am a writer, a book collector, a mentor, an advocate for those who are in pain, and so much more. Today I utilize my skills both artistically and professional as a professional counselor and family crisis interventionist. My goal is to continue writing, allowing myself to drown in words, until my last breath.