Raised in the village of Tidal, PA, I entered this world in the last year of the 60’s decade. My life beginning shortly after man first walked on the moon. I spent my first twelve years on earth running the hills of Tidal, dreaming of one day becoming Laura Ingalls Wilder, the writer. Life took me on a different path when my father moved the family to Dubois, PA. His intent was to give my brothers and me more choices in life. We were involved in school activities and experienced things we otherwise wouldn’t have done. Up until this point in life, I had a child-like faith, believing God was a superhero. When my father passed away shortly before my 17th birthday, that faith wavered.
I spent the next ten years of my life battling with a God who had let me down. I struggled in life as I grieved the loss of not only my earthly father, but my heavenly Father as well. My God had let me down, I no longer believed in Him.
After seven long years, I finally received my undergraduate degree in Business Administration. Shortly thereafter I became a Flight Attendant for US Airways. During this time, God showed me, even though I had turned my back on Him, He had never left me. As I began my new found journey with God, I wanted a more settled life which led to a career shift into retail. I spent the next 23 years enjoying my choice, spending most of that time working for Nautica International as a Merchandise Coordinator. For 16 years I traveled the roads of Virginia and North Carolina, selling their product.
On Oct. 21, 2010, God yet again changed my path when he brought my husband into my life. I had resigned myself to a life of singleness. I was content in my relationship with God, He was all I needed. God knew better, He gave me the icing on the cake for this life. My husband and I married less than two years later. I’ve since left Nautica, and run two small businesses while working on my Masters in Strategic Communications. We recently celebrated my 50th birthday with a three week RV trip to Colorado. I don’t know where I will go next, I’m just enjoying the journey. For now, I am here until God intervenes and takes me elsewhere.