Monday, May 22, 2006

Self Portrait Challenge- Introduce Myself

My adventurous side
My not so scary side.

I'm a newly married woman, at age 44, to my special guy I met on the internet. We married privately on a beach in Bali Hai, Kauai. It was sunset on Valentine's Day and a double rainbow appeared as a blessing. Hubby is retiring at 50 in 13 mos. and we have bought our dream home in the mountains, near a lake.

I have two grown daughters, I raised as a single mom for 13yrs. My youngest daughter is married and just gave me my 1st grandchild 5 mos. ago. He is my pride and joy! Our children are all out on their own. WooHoo!

My hobbies are movies, books, poetry, photography, visiting Kauai, water aerobics and camping. I have won a medal sailing, flew in a bi-plane, snorkeled and flew in a helicopter. All after 40, I'm a late bloomer...Not!

I have been battling ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) for 16yrs. I use a walker, talk like I'm drunk and my hands are weak. It takes forever to type, but I get my point across. God has been by my side every steo of the way. I'm not afraid and I have a great life.

I've recently discovered creative expression on my blog. I feel free and have been shown a side of me that was lurking in the shadows. I'm writing from my heart and letting it all hang out. I'm romantic, funny, goofy and living fully. This is just one more way to express myself. This is my 100th post!

I'm happy to meet you :)


Kelly said...

Those are fabulous pictures! (and is that not the cutest baby you have ever seen?!!)

Adrift At Sea said...

A beautiful intro of yourself tammy. :D

Tabor said...

Bless you Tammy, you are certainly a wonder! Not many like you, I am afraid.

Orion said...

You are brilliant and beautiful and I am honored to know you even at this distance :-) Your presence is indeed a present in my small life!

tara dawn said...

Even though I knew most of this already, I was thrilled to read your introduction. You are truly embracing life and that is far more beautiful than anything in this world. You are beautiful my dear friend. Please know I am still here and loving you each day!
-Tara Dawn

emmapeelDallas said...

Congratulations on your hundredth post! Wow, I remember your first! I really love this one, ARE romantic, funny, goofy and living fully...that's the perfect description, and I admire you so much.



paris parfait said...

Tammy, thanks for providing this background information in your lovely post. I already knew you were an amazing woman; now I'm even more in awe of the way you embrace life and inspire others. Your wedding sounds so beautiful and romantic. And to have that fabulous vacation home! Wow! I hope you enjoy every moment, putting your personal stamp on it and making it uniquely yours!

Jessie said...

You amaze me.

DEREK said...

Happy 100th post beautiful lady!

Bedazzzled1 said...

::sweet sigh:: Again, I will simply say you are a beautiful woman...inside and out.

Nikki Ü

Chris said...

You rock, Tammy. Love the snorkling gear.

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Anonymous said...

You express yourself so good and sometimes more then I would like to hear but I know it is always from your heart .Your creativity is great.Love Dave

RavenGrrl said...

You are truly a brave warrior, Tam ... I admire your spirit and courage and joy-in-life! wow! I need to come to your blog on days I feel down, and remember how much I do have in my own life. Your adventures in creativity and married life and true spirit-freedom are inspiring.
Hugs, Maureen

p.s. it's great Dave comments on your blog.