I’ve tried hard to conform to society’s expectations of a late 20th and early 21st century woman but I’ve never quite fit the mold.
I started out well enough: married young, had three children in rapid succession, spent my suburban housewife years cooking, cleaning, being a hockey and figure skating mom, making brownies and pies for church and school events. And then, somewhere in my mid thirties as my kids grew more independent, a light bulb went on in my head and I discovered that, hey! I could do other things with the long cold Canadian winters.
To my delight, I learned that not only could I read books (which I loved) I could actually write articles that other people would read! And then I discovered that I could attend our local university as a “Mature Student”. (Does that make the others immature?)
And so I did. I chose Religious Studies as my area of study, because I am interested in understanding all of the world’s religions. Nine years and three degrees later, I found myself doing what I loved – speaking to various gatherings, church conferences and weekend interdenominational retreats, always sharing the love of God.
Now, I have somehow written a book that, like me, doesn’t “quite fit the mold” either. I hope that you will read it, if you haven’t already done so, and that you will pass it on, and that you will know that God loves you.