I am never quite sure how to describe myself. When I was little, I swore I would never get married and didnt’ want any kids, just ask my sisters. I have four of them. After graduating college with a BS in Biology from Slippery Rock University at 20, I was accepted to the accelerated PhD program in reproductive physiology at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
Before I left for graduate school, I met my future husband, Ray in my hometown. He followed me to SRU and we eloped to Paducah, KY one Thursday because we could get it done in one day. They asked two questions: are you married? and are you related? We got such a charge out of those questions 🙂 During my time there, I decided just to do Master’s and go to vet school. Well, God had other ideas.
My sister got diagnosed with MS during a school break and she was hospitalized. My parents were having other struggles at that time, so I went home to help watch her two children temporarily. Ray came too. Ray, of course, looked for employment. Six months later, we bought a house and I reapplied to go back in Jan. I found out I was pregnant in Nov. The chemicals used for my projects I did not feel were safe while pregnant, so I decided to wait till after the baby. That’s the beginning of the story.
Now, one step-daughter, 5 biological, and 5 adopted children later…Along the way, I had one still borne little boy and 4 early miscarriages that shaped me in ways that are hard to explain.
My blog is about my life with my husband and children on a Western PA small farm. My thoughts, and feelings are bared as I work through them in light of God’s Word.
I hope you enjoy the journey in my shoes.