Jim and I have been married for 41 years. I can’t believe it! What a wonderful life it has been. We served in full-time ministry for the first 18 years of our marriage. The last 23 years we have had our own business and the Lord has blessed in so many ways. I am very thankful for those years that God used us in full-time ministry, but what a joy it has been to serve Him in this latest journey.
We have two precious kiddos, Patti and Nathan. We began the homeschool adventure when Patti began first grade. Nathan started his homeschool life in third grade. After 15 years as a homeschool mom, Patti and Nathan graduated from Dillow Christian Academy.
Patti is married to a wonderful man, Rodrick. They have five (and one on the way) of the cutest kids on earth, April, Oliver, Zoe, Graham and little Jaxon! What a precious family they are and to see them serve the Lord in their church and in their home is a blessing. Such a joy to watch Patti as a sweet wife and mommy. Rodrick is not only successful in his own business, but as a husband and father.
Nathan is an absolute delight to our lives! He is 34 and has his own animation studio as well as working at a major animation studio. Nathan is also an accomplished electric guitarist. I love his kind and compassionate heart. Those that have Nathan as a friend, have a loyal and faithful friend. We named him after Nathan, David’s friend in the Old Testament, which fits him perfectly. Nathan married 5 years ago a precious young lady, Sarah! We love Sarah!!!! What a sweet couple they are! Sarah is an accomplished seamstress and can design and create the most beautiful window treatments, bedding, pillows…you name it! All the while being an incredible cook!
Someone that is very important in my life, is my mom. She is my hero! I could write an entire book on what she means to me.
Me? I love being a wife, mom and Mimi! Home is my favorite place to be. Caring for my home is my love; everything from organizing to decorating. Notice I didn’t say cooking. Cooking is not one of my strong points. I try, but it’s just not that great. I do love my kitchen though. Cookbooks, aprons, dishes, cookware, gadgets etc. are some of my favorite things. I don’t understand either, so what can I say.
I love to shop. As strange as it may sound, kitchen stores are at the top of the list. I don’t understand that either.
The last few years I have been interested in writing. I have been published in a few magazines and have been “working” on my book and have other book ideas. Along with writing comes the opportunity to speak. I have been honored to speak when the Lord leads.
Women’s Ministry was a huge part of my life recently. After serving as Women’s Ministry Director at my church for nine years, I stepped down so other’s may enjoy that blessing. At the beginning of getting a women’s ministry off the ground, I had the opportunity to begin a Ladies Bible Class, which I loved just as much. I miss serving in that capacity terribly, but, I know God has a plan in mind.
I love life and want to live it to the fullest. At the same time, I look forward to that day when I get to see my Savior face to face.