I’m a writer, photographer, gardener, and somewhat-fanatical grandma making the most of this season of life. I thought I’d have things figured out by now, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay.
I live in British Columbia, Canada with my husband and our doted-upon Yorkshire Terrier, Maya, but I’ll always be a Saskatchewan prairie girl.
I dabble with words. My work has been included in a couple of anthologies, and in assorted online and in-print publications. I’ve written two memoirs. The first, Two Hearts: An Adoptee’s Journey Through Grief to Gratitude, is about my messy quest to find family. The second, The Presence of Absence: A Story About Busyness, Brokenness, and Being Beloved, is a spiritual memoir about—well, the subtitle really says it all.
I think a lot about grace, and love, and faith, and do my best to wrap my mind around it all (hence, the new book). And the sweetness . . . ah, the sweetness. Tapping out words helps sort things out.
I take photos. I like getting up close and personal with flowers and nature. I like to think that my images direct the eye first to the Creator, and then to the created. That’s the goal, anyway.
My garden is my happy place—it feeds my body and soul to dig in the dirt. There is so much to learn in a garden. Plus, you get vegetables.
I’ve got a thing for Moleskine notebooks, multi-coloured index cards, sticky notes, and Uni-Ball 207 gel pens. And soy milky frothy coffee.
I’m at my best early in the morning. Waking around four gives me a good chunk of solitary time for prayer, reflection, reading, and writing before I have to do life.
Questions, comments, or just want to say hi? I’d love to hear from you.