wife of Dennis, my sweet love - the kindest, gentlest, funniest, smartest man I've ever known aside from my Daddy and Gramps, and EXACTLY the man for whom I prayed and not at all who I thought I wanted but thankfully, God is wiser than I;
mother of Annalivia '05, Daniel '07, Emmeliese '09 and Peter '10, the hearts of my own heart, joys of my life, far more than I ever prayed for because my mind could never conceive of such wonderfully intricate and delightful little beings;
granddaughter of grandparents who taught me to love fiercely and forgive freely and that it is better to be respectful rather than proved right and grateful rather than gratified;
daughter of two amazing people who have devoted themselves to their children and family and have continued to figure out ways to love each other;
sister of three incredibly intelligent, clever, imaginative, zany younger sisters, my best friends, who are crazy enough to keep coming back, even though I do all sorts of things to drive them nuts;
friend of some hilarious people from kindergarten, grade school, high school, college, seminary and beyond;
former pastor learning the joys and challenges of being called to be home full-time;
pilgrim bumbling forward on this amazingly glorious journey towards Home.