Well, what can I say? I’m a middle-aged mother of seven kids who has been raising and homeschooling my family for 29 years. I have three kids who have graduated from college and left home. One is a missonary in Africa, one is a computer programmer, and one is a marketing/website/music expert who is making a name for herself in the Christian music industry. I also have a daughter who is currently a college student and three kids still homeschooling.
So here is the cast of characters you’ll be reading about on this blog: My Esteemed Spouse, Walter; my daughter Lina who is a missionary teacher in Zambia; my son Flynn who lives in Colorado Springs; my daughter Mary who is now married to her Jordan and living in Nashville; my daughter Mercy who is a university student; my tennis-playing son Spencer; my daughter Lucy, and my 14-year-old youngest son Jasper.
After being a wife and a mother, I am a writer. I write about my daily life here. If you are new to this circus, I have been blogging for 10 years. My blog was on Xanga until May 2013, when I had to shut it down due to lack of more photo space. Sadly, that blog is not available at the moment. Xanga seemed likely to disappear, so I spent a ridiculous amount of time downloading and then deleting my Xanga blog. Now I’ve got to figure if there’s a way to post all that stuff somewhere else–or at least the recipes!
I have other blogs where I write about my writing and where I share the occasional photo or poem. (See links.) I also write novels and curriculum and have published a memoir of my years spent at a boarding school in central Africa, which I’d love for you to read.
Being an MK (missionary kid) who is married to an MK is a huge part of my identity. I grew up in Africa and I never got over it. I love living in Texas and I love my friends here, but I’ve never stopped missing Africa or wanting to return.
So, apart from Africa, what am I interested in? Learning new things, knitting, sewing, reading, cooking, traveling, teaching. And recently, I have begun learning to play the autoharp and using it to accompany the congregational singing in our tiny church. When I learn something new, I’ll share it here. And I’m hoping that if you learn something new and awesome, you’ll share it with me too.