About Me

I really don't like these "About Me" pages. I typically sit here staring at a white blank page with a cursor blinking at me saying, "go ahead, try to describe yourself in one page or less."

It's like a challenge..... and I usually don't know how to tackle it.

I could start by telling you all the basics about who I am... 40 year old mother of 2 teens, married to my high school sweetheart for 20 years.... blah blah blah...

Perhaps I could list off the many "labels" of who I am: Mom, Wife, Wanna-be Counselor, Photographer, Artist, Singer, Worshipper, Sexual Abuse Survivor, Weight loss Yo-yo'er, INFP, Writer, Teacher, Daughter, Jesus Lover,  Often Overlooked Friend, Slightly Nerdy,  Nature Lover, Newbie Gardener,  Immanuel Lifestyler, etc etc

But that doesn't truly paint a picture of who I am either. In all honesty, I'm still on a journey of discovering exactly who I am. That's part of the purpose of this blog I guess. Most of my journey has been taken day by day in my own private prayer journals as I talk to my best friend Jesus. I often gain insight into my life that way, and will want to share some of that here with you. I also hope to share some of my "story" with you all here as well... more than an "About Me" page could fit. {I mean seriously, how can you really get to know someone by one page of information and a picture???}

I invite you to join me on this "Open Bench", to sit and get to know me while I explore life's perplexing questions. Perhaps by sharing in my journey you might glean something useful in your own quest.

In the words of one of my favorite characters of all time....

"It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end… because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing… this shadow. Even darkness must pass.A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn't. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something.  {That something is that}there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo... and it's worth fighting for."

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