Born #7 of 11, nine of which were boys, I grew up having to prove myself. Not one ounce of “sissy” here (unless I see a spider, I HATE spiders). I am not a big risk taker but love trying new things. Confronting every kind of abuse in my family has me pretty much disowned but I married into a healthy, amazing family that has me feeling like I belong somewhere. I have four amazing kiddos, two girls and two boys. My last pregnancy helped reveal the presence of a very active autoimmune disease, Hashimoto’s, that I am working hard to put in remission. I enjoy doing crafty, artsy things and cooking-although I would never call myself a pro at any of it. I love old movies, reading, singing and dancing around with my family; needless to say, our home is loud much of the time. According to a personality test I recently took, I am a extroverted introvert which has me totally confused; coming from a very dysfunctional home, groomed to fail, I am in the process of sorting out what is truly me and what is garbage. I have a relationship with Jesus and am learning more about what that looks like every day. I have many struggles but I strongly desire to discover more about who I am in God’s eyes and learning about Jesus does that for me like nothing else. This blog is for my journey and has no limits. I plan to have the time of my life.