I grew up in a small town on the shores of Lake Michigan.
One of my favorite things to do with my Mom was to search the beach for fossils and beach glass in the evening.
I made fairy houses in the woods near my home when I was little.
My sixth grade teacher kept a paper that I wrote about the fairy houses for nearly 20 years that he shared with his students.
I can almost feel the fabric of my Grandmother's dress, hear her shy laugh and taste her birthday cakes though she has been gone many years.
I liked to read and draw and my report cards always said that I talked too much.
I took ballet for four years until I thought it wasn't "cool" anymore.
My high school art teacher secretly applied for me to get an art scholarship and surprised me with it.
I am thankful the Lord gave me something to do with my hands.
I always notice people's hands first, I think they tell a lot about a person.
I am the middle child sandwiched between two brothers.