Tell us about your family (& pets?): I am blessed with two lovely adult children, a son and daughter, their dear spouses, and one delightful granddaughter. Living in the Lexington area allows me to be within an hour of each of them.
Where do you go to church? I am a member of Grace Presbyterian Church. I have attended Grace since I moved to Lexington four and a half years ago.
How long have you been involved with ComfortCare? I’ve been involved with ComfortCare for almost two years. Prior to moving to Lexington, I was a supporter of another pro-life Center in Central Virginia.
What led you to ComfortCare? Grace Church is deeply involved with the ministry of ComfortCare. Several of my dear friends at Grace were and are actively involved in supporting the CCWH mission and fundraising events. Their invitations to be a part of several events helped set the stage for my current work on the board.
What inspires you about this ministry? I am deeply inspired by the fact that we at CCWH can speak for those who have no voice. There are little ones whose lives are saved when their mothers choose life through the ministrations of ComfortCare. The Lord uses ComfortCare and other life-affirming ministries to protect lives that He has begun to knit together. He has a plan and purpose for each life. On this side of eternity, we may never know what those plans are, but we can be assured that His purposes will be fulfilled.
Who has been an inspiring influence in your life and why?
I have care and compassion for women who are in difficult circumstances. Perhaps that started when I was young and my dearly loved grandmother, who had experienced a stroke and was partially paralyzed following the birth of her fourth child, lived with my family. I was inspired by her and other women in my life who exhibited courage, fortitude, and even humor during times that could have been crushing, but were not due to the faithfulness of Jesus and their choice to persevere during trials of faith. Women with crisis pregnancies need to hear that they can get through their difficult days also.
What is your favorite place to vacation? I love the mountains for living and the beach for visiting. My family and I take a trip annually to a favorite Outer Banks beach.
What have you learned during covid-19 about your life/work/family? Relationships are always most important. As evidenced through various philosophers, the Greek focus of life is knowledge. The Hebrew (Biblical) model is relationships. Of course, the primary relationship must be with God through His Son, Jesus Christ. Greater isolation during Covid helped re-affirm that we are never alone. Jesus is always with us and never leaves us. The comfort of His Word and His Spirit for all seasons of life was re-affirmed during the pandemic.
What is your favorite way to relax? I love to read and to think in a quiet place. I also love being on the water, boating especially.
Coffee or Tea? Tea, absolutely! I usually drink English and Irish Breakfast teas. As I’ve aged I’ve found I can’t have caffeine after 2:00 PM, it messes up my sleep. So come the morning, I can’t wait for that first cup of hot tea!