I am not a woman who speaks through my mouth as much as some, but you give me a pen and I will not stop talking. This journal encapsulates a smudge and smidgen of what I?ve been learning about life.

In 1997 I was privileged to be married to the most remarkable man. The guy can do almost anything it seems and I?m continually astonished at the way he loves me and teaches me about life. His name is Chris Behnke and you can find out all about him and his own writing, incredible skills, and talents here. http://www.chrisbehnke.info?

I have always wanted my career to consist of a happy marriage to a man who works in an office but can also get his hands greasy and switch out a radiator by himself. Checked that one off. No seriously, Chris has ruined me for any other man. No one else out there could meet my standards now. In addition, I also wanted to be a mother. God blessed me with four children, (two boys and two girls) and I have been busy fulfilling that dream for seventeen years.

Writing is not all I desire to do. Sometimes I sew things, scrapbook, bake, and make our little nest a better place. I also enjoy being goofy and entertaining myself at the amusing things life delivers. I would say, I am a most surprising person.

One just never knows what to expect from me including me.

I really feel a sense of relief when writing. Almost as if my mind gets uncomfortably full and must be emptied to carry on in a happier state. How long has paper been soaking up my thoughts in ink? About 23 years? Of course, paper will still meet with the fountain pen but I feel compelled to share some of my mind with you here.

I have the need to write in order to understand myself better. My thoughts become a jumbled mess and the way I sort it out is in writing. I will always write to a physical journal that never speaks. Sharing my soul with paper that will never divulge its secrets unless it is forced too. The thing is, we all need to read so that we can learn something new, to build our libraries of knowledge to learn from each other’s mistakes, to laugh at stories, to be encouraged, and to be reminded that we aren?t alone in our daily lives.

This site is really just an ongoing story of one woman?s life and I my hope is that you might be able to glean something from it for your own.