My name is Katherine. I am 50-something. I live in the Deep South, in Sweet Home Alabama, to be exact. I was a lawyer until a few years ago when health problems interfered with my ability to work. i have an empty nest” except for my 4-year-old Shih Tzu, Lulu. However, I’m never bored. Never. I love crafting…making jewelry, wreaths, and anything else that strikes me when I feel creative. I am learning to crochet and wonder why I didn’t learn this skill earlier. There is so much to do! I read. A lot. It doesn’t matter if it is on paper, in a magazine, in a book, on the computer or on my Barnes and Noble Nook. I try to learn new things, such as blogging and setting up a website and eventually a place to sell my crafts. Since I love to read so much, and I had to write a lot in my job, I am interested in learning to write creatively, not like a lawyer.
At this stage of my life, I am making changes. I’m working hard to improve my health and mind, to learn new things, and most of all, to get rid of STUFF!
March 7, 2013
So much has changed since I wrote that first paragraph. My only child, Donald Phillip Gwarjanski, died on August 18, 2012 at the age of 22, just two days after starting his last semester at Auburn University. At first, my world caved in. All light was gone. All meaning in life seemed to be gone. I am now a different person and I don’t know who I am or who I will be. There is the woman I was before Donald died, the woman I am now, and the woman who God is leading me to become. I have learned a lot about things I never wanted to know. I know that I will one day be able to use that newly found knowledge to help others. I’m not sure what God has in store for me but I’m pretty sure it has something to do with helping other families, especially mothers, who have lost a child. At some point, I will start a new blog, but I’m praying for the Lord to help me understand what to write.