My Saving Graces
I’m grateful that I’m a follower of Jesus Christ. “I wandered the desert” so many years before returning home to my faith and the Church. Looking back, I can see how our Lord watched over me; He showered me with blessings and performed little miracles for my benefit–even though I took it all for granted. Now, He is my Strength when I feel weak; my Shoulder when I just need a good cry; my Ear when I struggle to work out some inner problem, or simply want to pray. He is my Always There, the One with Whom I can share the joys and burdens of daily life.
Speaking of blessings…John and I have been married 38 years, and he’s still my best friend. We love traveling together, singing together, and most importantly–laughing together. He’s an avid reader and I write–how perfect is that? We also enjoy many of the same movies (we have DVDs galore!) Since he’s retired, we get to play more and camping at Washington’s beautiful parks is one of our favorite pastimes.
These two handsome guys–our son and grandson–are the other loves of my life. Like his dad, John is a talented musician and plays in a band as a drummer and bass player. He also inherited his gift for woodworking–our son creates unique, artisan furniture from salvaged timber and recently started his own business. Our grandson, aside from being a brilliant twelve-year-old, loves anything to do with math or basketball. He's a huge fan of Michael Jordan and I think if he grows to be as tall as his dad, the NBA scouts will be talking to him in a few years...