I’m a native Texan, born and raised in Kilgore, Texas. My home now is in Keller where I’ve lived since 1989 and partnered with my ex-husband (now deceased) to raise three wonderful children: Jessica, Jonathan and Natalie. I’ve been blessed with 5 beautiful granddaughters and another granddaughter on the way. While in Kilgore I attended Kilgore College for three semesters before entering what I call the first adult phase of my life, working in the airline industry with all those fun travel benefits. The second and most rewarding phase was becoming a mom and having the opportunity to stay at home for a few years with my children. What a joy and a challenge and an ever changing road! Watching my children leave home and become adults that I’m so proud of, and leaving my employment of almost 20 years with the American Paint Horse Association became a whole new phase. God has walked with me in each phase of my life, even before I realized and acknowledged it. He has led me from one place to another, even when I thought I was doing the deciding and was straying way off the path. Otherwise, how would I have ended up here, coming out of retirement, spending part of each week in the office at ACF?
If you were an animal what type of animal would you be and why?
A cheetah……fast, sleek, beautiful coat and face markings.
What do you love best about ACF?
What I love now and have always loved about ACF is the warm, genuine friendliness that everyone is greeted with here. The smiling faces, welcoming words and prevailing attitude throughout ACF stay with me for the week, not just for the service morning. Another thing is that our God-given gifts are discovered and acknowledged in such a way that we are able to serve in our best capacity with a joyful heart.
What was your favorite cartoon growing up?
Wiley Coyote. I still picture him falling from mid-air!
What are you listening to right now on iPod/mp3/radio/Walkman?
Right now I’m listening to the Newsboys sing “God’s Not Dead.”