Describing myself is not easy. Not because I am humble or unworthy, but because there are so many facets on the "diamond in the rough" that I am. Life has delivered some terrible blows to me but I believe that each blow brought me closer to knowing myself and my God.
I have encountered some terrifying diseases in my life but with God's miraculous help, I have overcome them and continue to grow and thrive. I am not a survivor, I am an over-comer. During my time of great pain, my husband fell away from our marriage. He is still a wonderful man and father to our children and I hold no hostility toward him. It was a tragedy but also a wake up call to seek out all I could find out about my illness and how to get it treated.
The worst of these was Fibromyalgia and I am so happy to say that I finally found a wonderful doctor who specializes in Women's Hormones. He has been treating me for over a year and I am now relatively pain free. Also despite thyroid tests showing normal ranges, I am being treated because of my symptoms. I now have more energy than I have had for 20 years. My life is once again a bountiful gift instead of a burden.
People tell me that I am a passionate, funny, loving and enthusiastic person. I enjoy my work with physically and mentally challenged children. I write poetry and stories, and enjoy woodworking and painting. I also enjoy the "hunt" in genealogy. I hold strong links to my family's past and I miss my Grandparents, aunts and uncles who are no longer with us.
I married young and am the recipient and giver of great love from my children, grandchildren and now even a great grandchild with another on the way. God is so good.