I hail from Lee’s Summit, Missouri and my heart and mind searches for connection all over the world. I grew up in Wisconsin and Iowa and spent my later high school days in Northern Virginia. I didn’t get to form long lasting relationships until my later senior high, college, and beyond years. I am blessed with a patient and talented husband who truly loves me. We were fortunate enough to be blessed with two fantastic kids who are teaching me something every day. I always feel I am on the verge of something and at the same time mustering up the focus to take care of what’s in front of me. I’m learning how effective I am at connecting the dots. I am on a journey and a continuous work in progress. Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. The Holy Spirit is my encourager. I love my husband and my children. My true friends are few, but precious, and growing. Life, for me, is about learning to intentionally serve with Peace in the gray areas. Being authentic is important. Mercy is a necessity. Laughing is a blessing. And guess what? It’s not about me!