This is where I get to tell
you all about myself….hhhmmmm….. Now, I wonder what you’d
like to know about me….hhhmmm…let’s see…
Born during the last year of the “Baby Boom”,
this Boomer is a native New Englander. I was raised in Central Massachusetts
and lived there for 23 years
until I moved to Maine where I have
been ever since.
I met my husband and Evan and Ian’s dad, Jonathan, when I was
a 17 year old high school senior – I dated a college guy! Four
years later we married and have been on many adventures ever since.
Parenthood has probably been the most dangerous adventure thus
far. From changing loaded diapers to replacing blown G-tube
sitting on near-freezing soccer fields, to planning and executing
children’s birthday parties,
we’ve had our share of near
misses as well as hits. Kidding aside, parenthood is
I wouldn’t have missed for anything. Parenting a son like Evan
has been one of the most profound learning experiences of my life.
If anything, living with and loving Evan has taught me to be on the
lookout for the many blessings in my life; the hidden and the plain
in sight, as well as the incredible value of a good sense of humor
and how to roll with the punches with strength, grace, and a
of “I can do this – I’ve survived worse”.
Parenting my younger, non-disabled son Ian has taught me the
importance of taking care of myself mentally as well as physically – how
else will I be able to
keep up with him?! Also, watching Ian reach
those developmental milestones throughout the years, the one’s
that Evan has never mastered, has taught me not to squander my blessings – each
one is ever so precious.
My education? I was five months pregnant with Evan when I
graduated with an Associates in Applied Business from Thomas
My original plan had been
to resume my education once Evan
old or so. Well…… that didn’t happen, because at
five months Evan had his first G-tube surgery, so I ended up attending “The
Hands-on Experiences School of Exceptional Parenting” instead.
And boy, oh boy, have I learned a few lessons the hard way!
So, what do I like to do for fun? I love anything that
is creative for my mind, soul, and hands. Writing, painting,
greeting cards, and gardening
are some top favorites.
love music – I am a huge Chris Isaak fan, but I also like classic
rock & country. And last year at the rather old age of 40 I stared
taking piano lessons. The lessons are coming along slowly, but I’m “plunking” away
and enjoying it in the process.
Future writing plans? Exactly what and when, I’m not too sure.
What I do know
for certain is that if I go too long without some
time spent writing creatively, I
get mighty cranky!
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