Welcome to my blog. The title of my blog refers to the family and the role that women have in nurturing the next generation. My novel, Aliisa’s Letter, gives honor to women that came before me. My maternal grandmother immigrated to Upper Michigan from Finland. She raised a family of seven children while running a small subsistence farm. I am here because of her sacrifices and hard work.
Here is a little about me. I am married to strong man, dedicated to supporting me and our family. We have grown in our love for each other over the past 39 years. We have three living children and a son in heaven. My husband has a Dutch heritage. His father immigrated from Holland as a child.
As a nurse I have worked in every aspect of maternity care. I have been a labor/delivery nurse for hospitals, a neonatal intensive care nurse, Lamaze instructor, home birth nurse and mother/baby nurse. I have had a front seat in seeing God’s design for new life.
My relationship with Jesus is an integral part of my life. During the two years that our son battled leukemia God gave us strength. When our faith faltered God brought people into our life that walked with us through the difficult days. We have experienced God’s love.
Throughout my life I have spent summer vacations in the Keweenaw peninsula of Michigan. Michigan people tend to view the lower Michigan as a mitten and upper Michigan as a rabbit. Well, the Keweenaw peninsula is located in the tip of the rabbit’s ear. If you look at a map with a little imagination you will see what I mean.
I have developed a love of nature (and berries) from this piece of Michigan that is surrounded by Lake Superior. The sound of waves crashing on the shore, wind in the trees, hikes in the forest, wild berries, and the dark night sky sprinkled with millions of stars have imprinted the joy of God’s creation in my heart.
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