Brian Miller asked...What is one experience that changed the direction of your life?
I grew up dreaming of a happy ever after life. When I married my first husband and we had our daughters, I thought, "This is it." I just assumed that the stage and direction was set for my lifetime. Then, the "one experience" aka divorce happened. The divorce literally changed my life. My dreams, goals, wishes, location, passion and trust were altered tremendously. I have more of a purpose than I ever realized. I love who I am now. Here in Oregon, I have found "home". (And of course, J, the love of my heart.)
Mari asked...This isn't a very deep question but I'm wondering how J and your family are doing throughout this health scare.
J has been exceptional in taking care of me. I never anticipated the outpouring of love and concern that has been showered on me. My daughters, sisters, parents, and friends have bee worried about me and continue to check on me by phone or by visiting. I think that for all of us, there has been a coming together and realizing how precious life really is.
Life with Kaishon asked...
What is the one thing in your life you are most proud of accomplishing?
I can't take complete credit for having such great daughters because there was a whole lot of help but, when I see them now as all grown up, I'm so very proud. They are smart, faithful, committed, loving, selfless and my closest friends. Homeschooling them helped me to see their gifts and inspire them to use each talent given. It really is thrilling to see those gifts being used.
Leslie Payne asked...Describe a day in your life as an adult when you felt content and joyful?
Lately, I've had quite a few days where I've been content and joyful but one that stands out for me is when J and I were dating. I had never been to Salem before so he gave me the "tour" around town. He took me to the capital mall. As we walked hand in hand, the trees were dropping cherry blossoms as we walked. I felt like I was a princess in a fairy tale. I found joy in being with him and it felt like that was where I needed to be from now on.
I'll answer more questions in the next few days. But, remember this: Everyone has a story to tell....everyone. It just means asking a question which leads to an answer or even a small story. I've decided that I'm going to use the time that I'm laying low to listen to your stories. I may visit you or email you or just generally ask you a question. No, I'm not looking for your social security number or even your age...just something that describes who you are and where you've been or where you're going.
In the meantime, I'm putting this out here for you too. This is your opportunity to ask me anything at all. That means, you get a lifeline and can ask any nosy question or inquisitive one that sparks your curiosity and I promise to answer them in an upcoming blog post.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
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