I’ve always felt a fondness for F. Scott Fitzgerald who, although from Minnesota, had an affinity for all things Southern. I moved South for college and was immediately, like Fitzgerald, taken in by the..
languid paradise of dreamy
skies and firefly evenings
(Ok, seriously… it may not have been quite so idyllic. But I do miss it). Back, now, in Minnesota I’ve fallen in love again with the lakes and woods and the wonder of a white Christmas.
I spent almost 10 years in Georgia. During that time I fulfilled my lifelong dream of becoming a teacher. In 1999, while we were expecting our first son, my husband looked at me and said, “We should move to Minnesota.” This from the Louisiana native who thrives in the heat. But, following the lead of the Lord, we moved and (aside from once a year in the real thick of winter) we’ve never regretted it.
My family of 4 –two teenage sons, my husband Greg, and I– live a simple but happy life. We play more games than the average family, travel as much as we can, love a good analogy … and we laugh. A lot.
My boys attended a local charter school until they were in 3rd and 5th grades. Although a great fit until then, we decided to homeschool, and have never looked back. Best decision we ever made.
I’ve taught most ages from pre-school through adult education and found delight in all of it. And when an interest in something takes hold of me, I’m all in.
I realized somewhere along the way that like many women, I had bought into the lie that we have to do it all on our own. It’s time that stops!
Our motto here is:
Life is hard. God is good.
We need each other.
You are welcome here…especially if you are imperfect like me. Flawed? No problem. In fact, awesome! Grace is one of my favorite words.
I hope you’ll enjoy spending time here. I hope we can grow together as we share the accumulation of our experiences and knowledge. Thanks for stopping by!
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