I have enjoyed a passion for reading all my life, but never gained a passion for writing until two personally devastating events occurred in my life:
- the shocking, unexpected death of my healthy infant daughter, Christmas Day 1995.
- the sudden, unanticipated death of my beloved husband on June 2, 2013.
Writing became my therapy when nothing else was possible. Writing became my passion when I realized that others could be comforted, edified, and inspired by my family’s life stories.
I have lived a common life. I am an average, middle-class American. Yet, God gave me a desire and accompanying stamina from early childhood to live life to the fullest. Along with my beloved husband and our 11 children, we have lived an ‘over-the-top’ life that is rich with lessons, living, and love.
My parents brought me up in the Christian faith, and though I wandered far from it during my young adult years, the Lord called me back to Himself, saving me from myself. He has stretched and challenged me in ways I never fathomed. I am filled with awe at all the things He has taught me. I am stunned with reverence for the loving mercy He has shown me. I am moved to tears for the blessings He continues to bestow upon me.
Thankfully, my personality is one that has always seen the cup as half full yet refillable, and I possess a sense of ironic humor that allows me to laugh in the face of danger and adversity. My life would be daunting, overwhelming, and insufferable, but for Jesus Christ whom I love with all my heart, and serve with all my life.
Currently, I write non-fiction books, blog articles, and a support group newsletter. I also write and compile my PowerPoint presentations for public speaking engagements.