Reading books about grammar just for the fun of it? I’ve been known to do that. Reading the back of the toothpaste tube when no other reading material was available? I’ve been known to do that, too. (Compulsive readers of the world, unite!) Heath bars, thrift stores, photography, graphic design, and being alone on rainy days are all on the list of things I love.
For fifteen years, my family led an unusual life, living full time in an RVand traveling the country doing concerts. My husband and I wrote songs, recorded twelve CD’s, sang, played instruments, drove a large R.V. rig, adn set up a lot of musical gear in a lot of towns, large and small.
During those crazy and amazing road years I also had two children, homeschooled the aforementioned children and cooked meals in an RV kitchen in thirty-five states.
We left the road in 2002 when our then 6-year old daughter was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, an aggressive, nasty, hard-to-survive pediatric cancer. (She is now a 13-year survivor.)
I've had a cancer challenge of my own, as I've gone through breast cancer, a double mastectomy and reconstruction. I am doing well although I occasionally regret turning down my plastic surgeon’s kindly offer to turn me into Dolly Parton.
I've been (mostly) joyfully married for thirty-three years to Steve, a man I love and like. A lot. He is a pastor in a quaint North Carolinian town on an island near the sea. Our son, Nathan his wife Meagan, their two children, and our daughter, Sarah (19) give Steve and me plenty of reasons to smile.
I am happy for the chance to get to share the stories of our lives at www.smithellaneous.com.