I write songs of faith for the people I love, and I never think anyone else will hear them. But they usually do. You've probably heard a few yourself, and that's why you're here.
I don't know what a perfect family looks like, but I know what a happy family looks like, and only once in a while does it look like the pictures. The rest of the time, it's a little chaotic. Or a lot. But despite all of our noise and our messiness, I can't think of a group of people I'd rather be with than my family -- which is a good thing, because I believe that families can be together forever.
I never wanted to pursue a career--I just wanted to be a mom. I couldn't think of a better place for me to be than home, or of a better person to raise my children than me. But along the pathway of family life, I've found a few little gems of personal opportunity, and I've had some great experiences while pursuing them. Still, I'm first and foremost a mom, and now a grandma, and I wouldn't have it any other way. Following is a list of random things about me, if you're interested.
I'm a homebody.
I only own 8 pairs of shoes, and I only ever wear 4 or 5 of them.
I took up snow skiing when I was 30 and wakeboarding when I was 40. I finally settled on music, where I can stay warm and I never face plant.
I didn’t start writing songs until about 10 years ago.
I would take a really good hot dog over a steak any day, and I don’t care what’s in it.
After 8 collective years in college, I finally graduated with my music degree in 2009.
We have 5 children -- 3 in medical school and 2 in college. So much for saving for retirement!
I watched them play in about 1500 baseball games and 500 basketball games over the years, and I loved every minute of it.
One of my favorite memories ever is riding double on a scooter in the Swiss Alps with my only daughter.
When I was 12, Happy Days was the edgiest show on TV. And my parents wouldn’t let me watch it.
My kids are my best friends.
I credit insomnia for every decent project I’ve ever done.
Having too many choices makes me crazy (8-page menus, 700 TV channels, WalMart....)
I have a deep and abiding faith in the Lord, Jesus Christ, which gives me direction, purpose and peace.
The best thing I’ve ever done is marry John.
In my spare time, I teach piano lessons and frequently give presentations about unplugging the Christmas machine and making more room for the Savior in our lives.