I am a Southern born and bred gal who has lived in the Seattle area for the past six years. I live with my handsome husband and my little furry companion, Sadie, in a small Norwegian town near the waterfront of Liberty Bay. We reside in a cottage-style home that we helped design. My husband and I consider this cottage to be our final/retirement residence. Our little nest is our haven, and we love the fact that it is a five minute walk from our house to the nearby shops and restaurants. We frequently take our dog, Sadie, for walks to the local coffee shop and to our sailboat, Skye, which is moored at the marina just past the shops. We love the beauty and culture of the Northwest!
My husband is a retired Naval Chief Warrant Officer and now works as a Manager for a major company in the area. He is my soul-mate and the love of my life! I will affectionately refer to my husband as "the Officer"in this blog as I definitely consider him to be my version of an Officer and a Gentleman.
As for me, I am a former legal secretary in felony and family law. When my first son was born, I decided to become a stay at home mom to nurture my child. I loved my job but this was a decision that I will never regret. Being a mother has been one of the most rewarding chapters of my life. I have enjoyed giving my love and time to my children and helping them to become the best they could be. I feel I have had a small part in the wonderful people they have become. My eldest son lives in Houston and is employed with a major company as a Mechanical Engineer. He is engaged to be married to his beautiful girlfriend in November 2011. My younger son left home this year to continue his study of computer engineering at a nearby major university. He is doing well at school and is a junior this year. So, you might say that this Bluebird is now an empty nester. This is why I now have time to write this blog. I hope to share things with others that have brought me joy and healing and, hopefully, will inspire others who can relate to me and my life. With that said, I would like to share that I have had many changes in my life recently. In 2008, my parents who resided in a small beachtown in Florida, both passed away within two months of each other. I was very close to my parents. My mother was not only my mom but my very best friend. We spoke to each other by telephone several times a week. You never quit missing or loving those that leave you. However, would you really want to forget? It is those very things that we miss about our loved ones that made them who they are. My life since the death of my parents has certainly been a journey. We really miss our loved ones who leave us. It can be a very heart wrenching experience. But, if we really are quiet and listen, they become present to us again through the songs that we hear, the flowers that we see, the food that we smell, the breeze on our face, and the sunlight on the rivers. And, even through bluebirds and butterflies... If life is a journey, let the journey take flight. Thank you for soaring with me.