Hi! I’m Karen. As a very young child, my mom gave me a bath one day and then said something to the effect that I was now clean on the outside, but not on the inside. I am sure my little girl mind wondered how I could take a bath on the inside. My mom explained that Jesus could forgive my sin which made me dirty on the inside. That day I took Christ as my Saviour. He forgave me and made me clean on the inside. After all these years, what I remember most about that wonderful moment, was that God loved me and I wanted to be with Him forever. First of all, I am a Christian.
Salmon River Valley
The second greatest influence on my life–the stony hills of Connecticut where I spent my childhood. Through and through I am a Swamp Yankee. I even managed to get myself born there accidentally when my mom’s water broke two weeks early.
After losing our first child in an HG pregnancy, Christiana, my blog partner survived a second HG pregnancy. Then my son survived my next HG pregnancy, though his twin did not. I lost my fifth child to another HG pregnancy, but like Job, God blessed me with three adopted children, siblings we met at ages 5, 7 and 9. When you adopt three of different ages, it compares to birthing triplets.
I know God gave me the gift of teaching. I taught 4th grade until my children started to arrive and then homeschooling began. My caboose recently graduated, but I still teach Sunday School and Bible studies.
My life goes from one incredible event to the next. Here’s a peek.