I am a “forty something” stay at home mother with an abundant life! Before I got married and had kids, I worked as a music therapist for several years in Chicago’s inpatient psychiatric hospitals. I then moved to residential group homes managing creative arts and recreation programming, which was an amazing experience. In that time of my life, I learned and grew to know the pain and suffering of so many people. It was incredibly fulfilling to be a part of their healing.
I then moved to Columbus, Ohio to live near my sister and her family. I started my own business teaching music in various private schools and home school co-ops, meeting wonderful children and parents! I stopped teaching a few years ago, as I realized the ever- growing need to focus on caring for my children. The burden of their medical ailments was consuming and I felt compelled to provide my total attention to them.
I am currently spending my days running my kids to and from school,spending time with friends, writing, volunteering, and I serve in many ministries at church. I host a women’s group in my home as well as a wonderful church small group. I try to keep up with my ever growing and changing kids as best I can while keeping the house in some sort of order! My greatest joy and fulfillment is having nourishing and loving relationships in my life. I am deeply blessed to spend most of my time with many different amazing people, and I have found the same to be true in this great blogosphere! For that, I am so grateful.
How did I start this blog? Well, I have been working on a diary for each of my children since the moment I was pregnant with them. I have been writing for years and thought I should “venture” into a new venue as my dear husband encouraged me to start this blog. I love to connect with people and especially love to look at and reflect on life circumstances with humor and inspiration. My hope is to touch people in any way I can, and shine a little light in their world through my writing…
SO lovely to meet you,