I love people…reading books about them, talking to them, sharing life with them. I love running on a sandy beach, mountain views, sunset and sunrise, (yes I have been crazy enough to get up before the sun)…I love a steaming cup of tea, getting a letter in the mail, Thai food, fresh morning air, speaking Spanish, sharing a good song. I love children. Playing with them, teaching them, enjoying the small things of life together…and especially their hugs. I am number four in a family of five, blessed with three brothers to tease and challenge me, a sister to live with and share vacations, a mom who continues to teach me many things about life, and a dad who loved me for 29 years, and taught me so much about loving others. I love Jesus…who offers me Life, Forgiveness for my sin and failures, Consistency in the changes of life, Hope in the darkness, Love that overcomes my fear.