Occasionally, weep deeply over the life you hoped would be. Grieve the losses. Then wash your face. Trust God. And embrace the life you have.

— John Piper

Hi there! This is my story. You may wonder at the tag line. I believe how our lives progress is based on decisions we make and the consequences of those decisions.


Dictionary.com defines consequence as:

1. the effect, result, or outcome of something occurring earlier;
2. an act or instance of following something as an effect, result, or outcome.


I consider my life “well wasted” because the decisions I made often didn’t have the outcomes that were best for me. However, I can’t say that I would necessarily want to go back and change anything – even if I could. Those decisions, good or bad or in between, led me to who and where I am today. Those decisions also resulted in a daughter, son, and step-daughter I am immensely proud of, a granddaughter and six grandsons (three of them step-grandsons), and a great-grandson, all of whom I can dote on.

What you’ll find on these pages is a bit of auto-biography, some “Nanny” bragging, memories and reveries, and my genealogy. My hope is that you will be entertained and perhaps even learn a lesson or two about making better decisions. I am always interested in feedback, so feel free to contact me – and be nice, even with your criticism.

In Our Tree
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