I'm a daughter of the King - a born-again Christian since I was 7 years old. I've been married since 1985 to the love of my life who has had a mid-life change of career from a computer software engineer in the audio industry to a pastor at an independent Baptist church. I'm a mom of 4 miracle babies - all prayed for hard and worked for after battling infertility. We live on Long Island a few blocks from the beautiful shores of the Long Island Sound and love to spend time sailing on that Sound and beyond. I'm a homeschooling mom and a college mom (!) and work part time out of the house (at church, so I can take my kids) as well as working on training a horse a few days a week. I love my life and thank God every day for allowing me to live it.
My life verse is Jeremiah 29:11 where God says "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." God has had a plan for me since before I was born and it amazes me constantly to see what that plan is at it unfolds before me.
I just want to take this post to remember all of those who lost their lives 7 years ago today. Living within an hour of Ground Zero gave us a different perspective that fateful day and I still remember the fear we had not knowing what was happening in our world. My thoughts are with the families of all of the victims and those who survived the attacks. I'm teaching my children what happened since Robby was only 11 months and Joanna wasn't even born yet. My older girls remember all too well what happened. That was a day when many of us lost our innocence to terror.