|Occupation||I've had training (!) in the ministry of kindness through various national programs offered through my church.|
|Location||Carlsbad, CA, United States|
|Introduction||Bereaved of my beloved husband of ten years, Tim, my 2 and a half year old son Michael and my 9 month old daughter Lisa. The two vehicle accident occurred just before Christmas, 1984 and took their lives instantly. I was the only survivor. Tim was driving and the children were in car seats (I'm surprisingly often asked that!). The other driver failed to stop at a highway intersection during the split second our vehicles were aligned together. The roof of our vehicle was demolished everywhere except where I was sitting. I had a near death experience (NDE) where I was told I would remarry and have a son...and his name would be "Kevin." I remarried after the accident and and have a son... named Kevin. My new husband named him! Only later would I recall the NDE.|
|Interests||I love having a "ministry of kindness", cats (I have two rescues) and dogs, quilting, reading, B&W movies, vintage books and magazines and old advertisements, Victorian houses. Also enjoy Royal Winton Chintz, play the piano and guitar...among other various and sundry interests!|
|Favorite Movies||It's a Wonderful LIfe, Wizard of Oz, Silent Movies, Anything with Joan Crawford!|
|Favorite Music||James Taylor, Enya, relaxing music, various Christian artists, some pop music|
|Favorite Books||The Bible! "The Imitation of Christ" by Thomas A' Kempis and the modern adaptation of that book "Bringing the Imitation of Christ into the 21st Century" by William A. Meninger|
WHAT HAS INSPIRED YOU THE MOST ALONG YOUR GRIEF JOURNEY? My 2 and a half year old son Michael suddenly and repeatedly telling me "Going HOME to be with Jesus!" starting 2 weeks before he was killed in the wreck that also claimed the lives of my daughter Lisa and husband Tim. He told me where they "went"...ahead of time.