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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

#16 - Weekly list - the 1st edition here we go.  I figured that since most of us are more or less strangers, I would make this week's list an introduction.  It's a pretty easy way to get started.  So here are the things that make me me... 
  • I am married to the love of my life.  Lots of people say it and don't really mean it, but I definitely mean it.  We were together for 14 years before we finally got married last year, and during that time we have weathered more storms than some failed marriages see.  I believe, from the tips of my toes, that he is my soul mate.
  • I am a physical therapist.  I work with special needs kids, but also own a private outpatient practice.  (I am currently looking for a full time therapist, so if you know a therapist who might want to work in central PA, let me know!)
  • I am a volunteer firefighter.  Over the last 15 years I have worked my way up from junior firefighter to assistant chief.  I am also into Urban Search & Rescue and I am part of PA's statewide US&R task force.
  • I have one sibling - a younger sister to whom I am pretty close.  Exactly 2 weeks after Gracie's funeral, she left the U.S. for a 27 month assignment in Namibia, Africa with the Peace Corps.
  • I have a very, very, very soft spot for animals.  I treat my pets better than some people treat their own kids.  


Heather said...

I think this is a great idea and a way to remind yourself of the positive things in your life. It's important that we don't let our losses define us 100%. There is so much more to us all than loss, and sometimes it's hard to remember that.

I really enjoyed learning more about you. I guess I'll introduce myself back. I also am married to the love of my life and mean it. The loss of our daughter has brought us closer than I ever imagined. I see it as a gift from her. I've spent most of my life in school, but am finally finishing this December with my MA. I have degrees in Music, Economics, and now Human Resources Management. January I start my new role as an International HR Professional. I'm also very tender towards animals - I can't stand to see any other living being suffering or in pain. I love travel, cooking, reading, and playing the piano. I guess that's me in a nutshell.

Jessica said...

Thank you for sharing. :) Like Heather said in the face of sadness its always a good thing to remind us of what we should be grateful for.

I'll introduce myself. I am currently married to not only the love of my life, but my soulmate. He truely is the only one who really understands every move I make and is there for me when I question those moves. We have been married for about three and a half years live with our two "boys"...our cats Bailey and Felix who are four and a half. We treat them just as they are our children. People are always amazed at how friendly they are and I believe that not only children, but the way a pet behaves is a reflection of its owner. I work for an insurance company as a senior customer service representative. In my spare time I enjoy reading, gardening, shopping and spending time with family and friends. The most simple parts of me...

Bree said...

Hi Susan,
It is nice to meet you. Thank you for visiting my blog. I apologize that it took me so long to get over to you. Gracie was absolutely beautiful. I am so sorry for your loss. I came over today to let you know that her butterfly is up. Looking forward to reading more of your story. Blessings to you!