I was born on a small dairy farm in the Midwest, attended one-room country schools through 7th grade, and then moved to the Pacific Northwest.
My hobbies include reading, studying, traveling, gardening, writing, digging up genealogy, dabbling with paint, and other arts and crafts.
The two most important things in my life are growing in my walk with Jesus, and loving my 4 adult children and their partners, my 13 grandchildren and my great-grandson.
Prior to my retirement, I taught pre-school through college in the public school systems in Washington, Pennsylvania, and the International School Service in Africa; I also taught summer programs on 6 continents. Since I retired from teaching, I spend about 5 months a year reconnecting to my roots in the Midwest.
I like labyrinths, especially the classical 7-circuit and 11-circuit designs. My favorite is the one at Chartres Cathedral in France and the many iterations of that design around the world.
There are several important things to understand about labyrinths: 1. a labyrinth is not a maze; it is one path leading on a circuitous path to the center and back out. 2. a labyrinth is meant to represent a spiritual path. For me, it represents my walk with Jesus, with many twists and turns, sometimes where I cannot see the center, but always turning back to the center.
I have more about labyrinths HERE: https://www.facebook.com/LabyrinthLiving