I am a lover of really living! Really living to me is being a mom to my kids, 9-20 and lots of other things. It’s being a grandparent (I know, I know, I know) and a relative and a great friend. It’s waking up and letting my feet hit the floor with the awareness that I have purpose every day. Really living is slowing down to feel and breathe when that’s all I can do. It’s taking care of my body, mind, and spirit and accepting my whole person as it is, while still being motivated to conquer and dream. It’s knowing beauty WILL rise from ashes, I absolutely CAN do hard things, and they do not have to break me. It is choosing to see that the experiences in my world are all shaping me to be who I am meant to be whether they are full of pleasure or not. Really living is being connected to my passion for loving other people and showing them a BIG LOVE, aware that it is not only about me and how I can help or what I can give, but also focused on what happens in the back and forth of the connection in genuine relationship. I have learned the most from the marginalized and the meek. And of course, really living is laughing…..as often as possible…..(if you know me, you can hear me)!
You will find in this blog, stories of my small world as it explodes into something bigger and better, largely through reaching out to those in need or supporting a passionate cause. My personal motivations are loving others, seeking justice, loving mercy, and walking humbly with God.