G'day Beliefnet mates
I have been here for a little while and thought it was time I said hello (g'day as Australians say). I am a country girl living in outback in a small country town.
I am looking for friendship as I like meeting new people all the time.
I have been married to my husband Brian 29 years, our 30th wedding anniversary is coming up quickly, the 8th April, 2009. I was raised a Catholic, though I have a lot of Christian friends from other faiths in many parts of Australia. I never really took my faith seriously until I moved to the area I now live. That was in 1985. It was a hard move for me, but obviously the right conditions for my love of Christ to grow. From that time my faith has grown, and I rely on it every single day.
I am 48 years old. I have 2 children and 2 grandchildren. My daughter is married and these are her children. My son also married, last September. So now it is just Brian and I again.
I work in a local high school in the science and administration area. In my job I see many people come and go.
I believe God brings people in your life when a need arises. Some just briefly, others come and only stay for awhile. Than you have friends that stay the rest for the rest of your life.
Things that happen always have a purpose, good and bad. I have learnt more in troubled times than I have in good ones. All life's experiences have a collective affect on us like debris on a fence after a flood has been through. Sometimes God has to teach us to move on. If we allow it these things help us to develop our character and empathy we can share this with our fellow man, when they are going through a similar troubled time, sharing God's love.
I love gardening, spending time with my family and taking the time writing. I have just returned to work after a 7 week break. I had a fantastic time. I wrote 78 poems from the 3rd January to 2nd February… I still have to edit and stuff… it was such a debrief (my writing), now I wish I could spend all my time like that. I am back in the world of reality now……