Originally written January/2018
Where to begin…let me first tell you about my life up until this point.
I was born in a small town in Saskatchewan and raised on a farm just outside of it. My growing up years were wonderful. I had 2 loving parents, 2 older siblings, grandparents close by and a host of neighbors within a 10 km radius who were just about all my relatives. I loved “helping” on the farm, making forts with my siblings, playing with my dolls and cousins, going for picnics, “four-wheeling”, cross country skiing in the pines, and swimming/boating/coneing in the lakes. One of the highlights of my growing up years, and the most important decision of my life came when I was 12 years old. I had accepted Christ as my saviour when I was about 5 but at 12 years old I decided to get baptized and make it known that I would now be commited to living for Jesus for the rest of my life. When I got older I started working as a waitress and then a lifeguard/swimming instructor. After high school I moved away to New Zealand for Bible school which was a fantastic adventure and time of growth in my faith. When I was finished my time there I decided to move to drumheller and take the licensed practical nurse course. That was a difficult decision for me because I had always wanted to be an elementary teacher, But I felt the Lord was leading me to that and it turned out to be a great decision as I met my husband during that time! I took my practicum in Cochrane where he was living, we got engaged, I got a job and then we got married -all within a year! It was a very stressful but exciting year! We bought a house a couple years later and moved to strathmore. Then back to Cochrane onto the ranch my brother in law and sister run, where we are now raising our 2 children that were born in 2012 and 2014. My Life has been like everyone else’s in that I’ve had moments of excitement, pain, happiness, difficulty and everything in between…but I wouldn’t trade it for anything!