Okay, so a good friend of mine thought that my story would be worth putting down on paper. She thinks others might find it interesting and even helpful. So, I decided that I might as well hop on the blog wagon and see if she is right.
I am a retired caterer and cake decorator who still loves to play in the kitchen, cook and bake for others. I also am a crafter, dabbling in crochet, quilting, sewing, paper crafts and photography. That may sound like a crazy bunch of hobbies, but I go through phases where one is in the forefront.
I am also a woman of Faith. Having God in my life is something very important to me and I am not afraid to show it. I have had a lot of trials over the years and each one has shaped me into the strong, vibrant woman that I am. My husband said to me the other day that the reason God uses us so much is that we listen to Him and I believe that to be true. So, my writings will be filled with, and dedicated to, the Glory of God.
Finally, I have had many health struggles in my 50+ years. When I have to tell a new doctor my history it takes an hour so I have written it down – all the diagnoses, symptoms, medicines, etc. For much of my life (starting as early as 8) I have suffered from depression and bipolar; however, in the last few years, I have learned how to control the illness instead of it controlling me. I also suffer from all sorts of chronic pain – this too has made me stronger.