I’ve been happily married to John since 1994. I’m also mother to Eli, the boy who absolutely lights up my life. I’m a Stay-at-home Mom and Family Manager. My primary job is taking care of my son who has a traumatic brain injury. We are in our second year of homeschooling which I’m finding has many advantages as well as some unforeseen challenges. I’ve learned a little bit about brain development from two excellent brain injury treatment centers in Pennsylvania. We’ve investigated and tried many unconventional treatments related to my son’s injury. We currently spend a good portion of our day involved in some sort of treatment therapy. But, we also do whatever we can to have fun!
My role in the ministry is evolving as is the ministry itself. I do a good bit of the administrative work. I help Eli with everything he does including, practicing his songs, writing cards and letters, and getting ready for events. I am co-writing a book with John that details our story. I have begun speaking and it’s definitely out of my comfort zone, but perhaps I’ll do that more often. John tells me that when I write or speak about my personal experiences, I can help people. What I have found thus far, though, is that people help me.
My Hobbies and Interests
- Reading: I enjoy studying the bible and commentaries that help me understand it. I love Christian historical fiction (Lauraine Snelling is my favorite author).
- Running: I started late in life, but it has become therapeutic to me. I ran my first half marathon in November of 2011.
- Cats: Yes, I love them. I only have 5 now. At one time, I had ten. They’re all getting old. They make me happy.
- Camping: We have a small travel trailer, nothing fancy, but definitely better than a tent!
- Music: Contemporary Christian, Country, and an occasional splash of my favorites from the ‘80’s
I am new to blogging, but here are some likely subjects you will find in my posts:
- Daily life with a child with special needs
- Healing (both mine and my son’s)
- My spiritual journey
- Living with depression
- Picky eating