Well, let’s see…I have known my husband for over 27 years, we have been married for almost 25 years…that’s a quarter of a century and what is also known as the Silver Anniversary. I can honestly say that after all of this time we are still in love…aww that’s cute right? Well, cute or not, we are. We have 3 children. #1 son, 24 who is way over due to be on his own, we love him but that boy has got to grow up! #2 son, 19 is in college, in our town so he is home too, he has a part-time job at Canadian Tire and is taking Law and Security Administration and hopes to be a police officer in the future. Our baby, a girl 15 in her second year of high school and she is pretty much a sweetie, but of course she has her moments, as we all do! Her interests are anime, Japanese culture and language and photography.
I am a born again Christian. I usually say that when I was about 9 years old I thought that Jesus was literally knocking on the door of my heart, Behold I stand at the door and knock, so that was the beginning of my on-again off-again relationship with the Lord. In my growing up years, I think I must have opened the door and asked Him to enter 100’s of times. We’ve had our moments. I’ve gone my own way from time to time but He is faithful and unchanging and He loves me just the way I am. I hope and pray that I will be able to share more about my relationship with Him as I blog about day-to-day life and things that are on my mind and heart.
I made my adult decision to follow Christ when I was about 19 or 20 years old and have had a much more stable relationship with Him ever since then. We’ve definitely had our moments, the Lord and I, but I thank Him regularly for His faithfulness to me, especially when I am not so faithful to Him. I have had gentle teachers along the way, mostly sisters-in-Christ who have encouraged me along, discipled me and guided me to various leadership roles over the years. My relationship with the Lord has waxed and wained as I have grown in my earthly body/life even as I sometimes lacked growth in my walk with Him. It is a process, I have definitely NOT arrived, I am looking forward to what lies ahead and I know that I have a lot to learn and I pray that I will be willing to hear what He has to say.
Have two sisters who are my best friends. We do a lot of stuff together and we’ve got each other’s backs. We can always count on each other and we stick together. We get together every Friday evening for “games night” followed by a movie. The game is almost always our favorite…Scrabble. We are competitive with each other but take it easier on guests, kind of. We like Taboo and Scene It and Scattergories. We’re pretty competitive with those games too come to think of it. The movie is usually a new release from Blockbuster, since we usually don’t go to the movies, mainly because it is so expensive. We’ve recently decided that it isn’t worth it anyway because there isn’t anything worth paying that much to see. Most movies that are on the shelves were just in the theatres a few months ago, and most of them are garbage. We’ve watched a lot of bad movies looking for a good one.
That’s the scoop on me and my family. Probably more than anyone wanted to know.
Update: July 2011
My hubby and I have been married for going on 28 years.
Our oldest son, 27, lives near by and he and his girlfriend have a 4 month old baby boy.
Son #2 graduated from college over a year ago and is working full-time but living at home, he will soon be 22.
Our daughter is 18 and has graduated from high school and is planning to work and save money for college, she still isn’t sure what she wants to take in school so hopefully she will figure it out in the next year.
My sisters and I are still very close and we still get together on Friday evenings for games and a movie. Some things never change.