You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you. ~Frederick Buechner
My daughter Jennifer is the light of my life. She was born the year I started to work for Quilter's Newsletter Magazine in Colorado. When she was small I used to drag her to quilt shows and quilt stores. She went to the big show in Paducah before she was 4. She hated quilt stores and would stay in the car with my mother, rather than come in. She helped me open the store in Mount Dora, and much to my surprise, she caught the quiltiing bug. She loves to machine quilt -- and has made more quilts than I! Jennifer's true love is her Old English Sheep dog, Bailey.
My son Jonathan is the light of my life, too! Jonathan has his own wonderful family now. He is married to Amy and they have two beautiful children, Grace and Thomas. They live in South Dakota now (much too far away). Jonathan is a reporter and Amy is a lawyer. I couldn't be more proud of them all!
Here is a picture of a very special Mother's Day. All the women of my family gathered at my sister Debi's ranch in Colorado. This picture shows my mother, sister, daughter-in-law, nieces, great niece, and granddaughter. It was the best Mother's Day ever.
The pets are friends, and family, too. Clockwise from the top we have Molly the Cat, Teddy, Fluffy (a house guest), and Wendy. Teddy and Wendy are Lhasa Apsas, which means they bark a great deal, are very affectionate, and great watch dogs as well as friends. As for Molly and Fluffy, they're just great friends. As for Molly and Fluffy, they're just great friends.