I was a single mom, juggling running a plant store I owned with my dad, going to college part time and day to day life with two little ones.....it really helped they were awesome little guys...so good. You can't tell by looking at this picture, my self esteem was really in the gutter....I'd been told a lot I was stupid, fat and ugly...no one would ever want me. So overwhelmingly I'd believed it true. It wasn't, sadly enough, until I'd taken a Human Development Class at UofL that I'd started to realize that I was nice and people liked me!!
The feelings of self loathing and doubt would take over however, when I would sit in church with my kids and see all the loving families together...moms, dads, children. "Oh Lord", I'd pray, "I know I'm worthless and don't deserve anything, but Lord, could you send me a christian husband, please?"
I wish now I could sit down with that person that was me
and give her a big ole hug.
I'd tell her
Jesus loves you and you are so precious to Him.
He's not looking for you to be perfect.....no one is perfect
Jesus would tell her....
All these people you see here looking so fine here in MY house..
It's not always what it seems
no one, no not one of them have perfect lives
They all need ME.
God was listening and He had a plan for my life and Dick's.
We like to say we picked each other up out of the gutter and brushed each other off.
Thank you Lord for answered prayers!
Dick adopted Brad and Melissa several years after we got married...and then along came Rich ....he's about 6 weeks old here.
February 24, 1978
We are blessed over and over
we look forward to many more years together
full of laughter and