I am first and foremost, a follower of Jesus Christ.  I began my journey following Him when I was eleven years old.  F.R.O.G. is my motto (Fully Rely On God) and not just because I love frogs.  My life has been full of obstacles from the beginning and I learned early in my Christian life that the only way I could make it through the trials of this world, was to rejoice through the pain that living can sometimes be.

Not that my life is without true joy, for God is good and has blessed me with many things that bring me joy.  One of those is my lifelong dream of becoming a mother.  I have been blessed with two wonderful children who have grown into amazing teenagers.  I am blessed that they are seeking God and that they are making their faith their own.  In just a few short years, my full time job of “mother” will be over and I will, with some sadness, relinquish my children fully to God’s care.

I have other joys in my life as well.  I am blessed with some of the best friends I have ever known.  I love writing and creating all sorts of things.  I am no artist, but I enjoy the creative process of painting and drawing and working on stage props for my daughters’ dance studio.  I love photography and see the beauty of God’s creation everywhere I look, trying to capture just a glimpse of it is a challenge.

Five years ago, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.  It is an invisible disease that constantly threatens to take it’s victims joy away.  The last five years have been a constant struggle against pain and not only because of my physical condition. However, I have learned through these trials to persevere.

I have hope because of the promise of a future without pain.