I find it difficult to know where to start when describing myself. How does one structure a quick description of a life? What comes first? What’s important enough to include? What gets left out? What I write today would not be what I would write last year or will write next year (or last month or next month). So, with the understanding that even this description is in flux, here goes .
I am a writer. This is a relatively recent way to describe myself.
I am a woman. For some this may seem obvious (we usually state these kinds of things in terms of roles: I am a wife, I am a mother).
I am a wife. I have been married to my wonderful partner, Barry, for more than 27 years.
I am a mother. I have four children. Elisabeth has gone on before us to scout out what heaven is really like. Haley and Jasper made their appearance in this world only 17 minutes apart but are worlds apart in who they are. Favian is our unforeseen grace note.
I am a grandmother. I have three grandchildren. Eli is Haley’s only child; the best Christmas gift yet. Samandriel (Sam) is Jasper’s oldest; she is the first potato. Silas is Jasper’s youngest; the littlest and quietest potato. It is truly a joy to be a grandparent.
I am a Christian. Should I have put this first? Probably. It is the one identity I am bonded to above all others. It is strong enough to come last.
You can read the full post about who I am in my About Me post.