I am, first and foremost, a follower of Christ… beyond that, I make my way through this journey as a photographer, writer, greeting card designer and blogger. Unfortunately, in order to support these things that I love, I have to work for a living, so I add nurse to that list. I have a grown daughter working on her music education degree, parents who live right beside me, a sister, her husband and my two beautiful nieces not far away. My life is full of wonder, color and beauty with a touch of sadness and sorrow to keep me grounded. At times it has been a struggle to find my place in the world, but God is faithful and leads me down a path full of encouragement and love. I owe everything I am and whatever I am able to become to Him, for without the trials I have already faced, I would have no strength or knowledge to continue to travel the road I am on.
I am a dreamer, always have been and, at this point in my life, realize that I always will be. I don’t believe in small dreams. My thoughts and wishes, whatever they may entail, are in full color in my mind and heart. The goals sometimes change, but the dreams, the wishes made on shooting stars and carefully preserved four-leaf clovers, they haven’t changed. Waiting as God moves in my life is sometimes the hardest thing for me as I want to charge ahead and do it, see it, photograph it, blog it… but His timing is perfect while mine is like a Jackson Pollock painting… with drips and dribbles that lead everywhere and nowhere at the same time. So, I will wait, patiently when I can and prayerfully when patience escapes me, for the beauty that I know is there… and if He is willing, I will shoot that beauty with my Pentax and glorify Him with the images. Of course, I wouldn’t mind if He would whisper in the ear of the photo editor of National Geographic or something akin to it, but that’s a pipe dream and I stopped holding my breath a while back. So I will continue to march to my own drummer and live my life in a way that I hope is pleasing to my Father God… for if it doesn’t bring Him glory, then I’m not doing it right.