I am...a woman of many talents...the wife of a most wonderful man...the proud mother of two amazing daughters...a sister, a daughter, a friend, a traveller...a total church geek...
I live happily in Nova Scotia with my beloved husband of 20+ yrs, the younger of our two lovely daughters, two cats, and whatever wildlife happens to be around the yard on any given day. Our older daughter lives nearby, so our home is still often blessed with her presence too!
In my late thirties, I fell joyfully in love with church, with worship, with exploring faith and relationship with God, with finding my inner light and letting it shine. I embrace my inner church geek with a passion!! It is a blessing to feel the presence of the Spirit as I journey along my path of faith. Along the way, I found a kindred spirit in my minister, and our relationship has since changed into one of deepest friendship. And I am presently feeling called to become a minister myself, so am going through a formal discernment period, which hopefully will lead to a return to school for my Masters of Divinity, followed by ordination.
The wonders of creation fill my soul with joy. As does music. I love music of all kinds, from Vivaldi to Dwight Yoakam, from Jesse Cook to gospel, from Leonard Cohen to the Mamma Mia soundtrack.
I am somewhat of a bookoholic...I find it nearly impossible to set foot in a bookstore and come away empty handed. The books that catch my fancy are most often literary fiction, with a side of spiritual material, travelogues, and art history. In order to avoid bankruptcy, I restrict myself to the bargain shelves and used bookstores.
My passion for travel came late in life. In March 2006, I made my first journey to Italy (and Budapest) with my sister and mother...suddenly the travel madness all made sense. Since then I find myself constantly checking airfare and rental possibilities...just in case. Hey, if the stars align in my favour, I need to be ready, don't I?
My mind wanders into Italy at every opportunity...if only my body could follow more often!