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I’m a wearer of many hats…wife, mother, and grandmother, daughter, friend, activist.I’ve been married for 38 wonderful years. My husband and I, have 10 grown children, and 18 growing grandchildren, and we are the care takers to 4 dogs. George Henry Lester (Fawn Pug), and Gracie Lou Freebrush (Carolina Dog), are our seniors canine companions. Gung Poe Wigglebutt (Black Pug), is our newest addition, and Gabriel Guardian Angel (Plott Hound/Wemaraner), is my Medic Alert/Balance Assist, Service Dog.
Throughout our lives, we have encountered many hardships, but we continue to grown stronger, and more in love… each and every day. Our family motto is:
“What Doesn’t Kill Us…Makes Us Stronger”.
It has served us well.
I’m a middle aged, overweight (or under tall) reading, scrapbooking, photo taking, crafting, jewelry making, contest entering, blog hopping, tutu making, animal loving, survivor. My many talents include being able to fold a fitted sheet, while blind folded, spending my children’s inheritance, making my grandchildren laugh, and being able to cook for a crowd of 300 or more, without a second thought…unfortunately, cooking for 2 isn’t working out so well.
Chronic illnesses, and a brain injury, make life a little more
difficult interesting, but I’m is a survivor and so grateful for the chance to be able to watch my family continue to grow and flourish. I have chosen Joy over Sorrow…an Attitude of Gratitude…and instead of living with a woe is me mentality, I try to look at hardships, as a way to learn and grow. Unwavering support from my husband, my Service Dog, Gabe, and my faith in God, make a very positive impact on my life. We are active members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
I live, love, and laugh as much as possible.
Work experience includes:
Home Sales - Tupperware, Longaburger Baskets Mary Kay, Avon
Pre-School Teacher – Early Childhood Learning Center
Office Manager – Wellness clinic with Massage Therapists, Chiropractors, and Acupuncture Physicians - Body B Well
Massage Therapist Apprentice - Body B Well
Outreach Early Pregnancy, Nutrition, Labor & Delivery/Infant Care Instructor - Polk General Hospital & Labor of Love Birthing Center
Assistant to the Director – Bennet Christiansen Acadamy
Assistant to the Electrical Start Up Procedure Developer/Specialist - Anclote Power Plant
Substitute Teacher – K – 12
Substitute Para – K-12