The one thing I am passionate about...
That which gets me going the most is a new triumph by one or both of my children. I had very strong role models in my parents, and I have alway maintained that I wanted to be as close to their level of parenting as possible. Though my children went through a difficult divorce with their parents, I have tried for the past 15 years to be a constant source of support for them as they sorted out their choices about life. That is working. Now both in their 20s, their choices about life are emerging and I am very proud. They are the center of my universe and I make no apology for that.
I typically spend my leisure time
When in an active relationship, leisure time would often be spent together exploring life's wonders together, from working in the garden, to strolling down the bank of a gurgling stream, to sharing one of the year's best movies. That which is being done becomes important because of the person I am with.
The most influential person in my life has been
In a word, "loving." This extends not to just a partner, but to life in general, other people, things, animals, family. A person who cares for and about other people and things. There is a gentleness in this person, a serenity, a calmness.
The first thing people notice about me
That I will greet them with a smile and a "how are you" rather than with a blank stare; that my eyes will communicate a likeable person.
The last book I read and enjoyed
I have not read a good novel lately, but when I read I am usually drawn to the adventure novels of a Clancy or Grisham or Ludlum.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My children, in their 20s amaze me with their talents and accomplishments.
- My belief in prayer, for it has helped me through some very difficult times.
- The genes my parents passed to me, and that I, in turn, passed to my children.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
A good sense of humor is not something that can be readily seen. It must be experienced. Too bad it can't hang off a pocket like a pen.
Friends Describe me as
Affectionate, Articulate, Creative, Romantic
A little more about me
I seek a lasting relationship with my best and last love. Although marriage is not the goal, it is not to be ruled out with the right person.