I am Janet…a woman with an empty nest and a longing heart to fill my home in ways that bring a warm welcome, peace, playfulness, and rest. I have been married for 33 years to Larry, the loyal love of my life, and together we have two children, now adult men, Aaron age 30 and Adam age 27. We invested heavily in these young men when they were boys, and now they bring us great joy. Aaron is the communications director for a non-profit organization and Adam a structural engineer. In addition, Aaron brought a lovely, gracious young woman, Adrienne, into our lives as our daughter-in-law three years ago, and they now are parents to our first grandson, Titus David!
Larry and I relocated three years ago from one state to another due to Larry’s job change, leaving our “kids” and many long-term friends back in our home state. Now I find myself adjusting to a new lifestyle of country living and an early, unexpected “retirement” for me, in addition to the empty nest. My passion and joy is women’s ministry.
Most days, I view the world as an awe-inspiring place, jam packed with evidence of an amazing, loving Creator. My favorite quote is by Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Nature is too thin a screen; the glory of the omnipresent God bursts through everywhere.” My quest is to peek through that screen into the glory at every chance and share it with others. I enjoy the outdoors, walking, gardening, cooking, hospitality, event planning, decorating, crafting, reading, and writing. I love woman-talk, good coffee, encouraging encounters, and hearty laughter.
It is my hope that this blog will invite you into my world of discovery ~ there is fresh, new life after children are raised, jobs are finished, and your heart is still longing for more!