Despite my unconventional short hair, I think I'm the typical mid-western wife and mom. I'm normally a homebody, but as my kids get older I find myself wanting to get out more and maybe even doing some travelling. I'm quick to laugh, and to cry. I like to tell my kids funny stories from when I was their age, especially if there's a lesson for them to learn in the story. I've also been known to tear up when The Star Spangled Banner is being played at the high school football game. Almost nothing will stop me from crying during one of my kids choir concerts. I'm scared of big crowds, tornadoes, and have a true dislike for mice.
My favorite times of the day are the early mornings after the kids go off to school and our evening meal when we all come together again. I've been married to my husband Benjamin for 20 years. We have three great kids Eddie, Patrick, and Abby. Eddie just went off to college and Patrick will be going next year. Abby will still be around for a few more years, thank goodness. We are a Christian family and are dedicated to the Lord as well as the church where we are members.
As our kids get older and my husband and I face being empty nesters I've turned my attention to writing as my preferred art form. I enjoy heading out in the mornings to talk to people and hear their stories. I like to call myself a story-collector. The way I see it, there is a lot of good in humanity, and we don't hear enough about the kind, caring things we all do for each other. I've made it my mission to focus on the good things people do, and write about them.
Thanks for visiting. If you have any questions, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org (don't forget that middle j!)