As a retired educator, I am embracing this lovely gift of time to spend with family and friends. My wonderful husband is a true blessing in my life! After 35 happy years of teaching in the primary grades, I knew that I must continue to learn something new each day, be creative, and make a difference in our world.
Gardening with perennials and herbs, card making, scrap booking, watercolor painting, antiquing, bullet journaling, letter writing, reading, travel, and taking long walks are just some of my favorite ways to spend my days. I’m truly passionate about learning new things!
Each year of my ‘Renaissance’ (the ‘R’ word that I use for Retirement) has offered so many new opportunities to grow and blossom! It has been my honor to volunteer to help our military families stay connected with loved ones. I have enjoyed helping neighborhood children learn and grow. Now it is my honor to help my parents each day. It feels like a complete ‘circle of love’… and exactly what I am meant to be doing in this moment. This chapter in life offers so many new possibilities to be creative, learn new things, and make a difference! I love to look for small moments of joy tucked into the corners of each day, share a bit of handmade kindness, and count my blessings out loud.
I’ve always loved sharing stories with family and friends. Long letters and scrapbooks can preserve the most wonderful stories. Blogging has become one of the unexpected joys of my ‘Renaissance’ as I discovered a new way to share stories! It’s so important to document our lives, capturing the small moments and the big, exciting memories, too. Our stories truly do matter! It is my hope that you will find a few stories here that will touch your heart, brighten your day… and inspire you to tell your stories… in your own special ways! ♥
Midwest, United States
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