Me.

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I have been told I need a page about me.

So you can, you know, read about me.

My name is Kim.  I write stories.  I occasionally also tell stories in front of people.

I am terribly slowly and probably terribly badly writing a book.  No one is waiting with baited breath of any kind, which is good because it may never be published.

I am dangerously close to my mid 30s.

 

In person, I look nothing like that picture.

I married a guy who looks really hot in a uniform, which works out well, cause he wears one every day.

That means it’s just me in the bed at night more often than I like, but it also means I couldn’t be more proud of who he is or what he does.

We were married at 19 when he was already a Trooper in the Armoured Corp.  There’s been a whole lot of laughter and tears and see you laters and reunions and preparations and reintegrations.  We just saw the end of his 4th overseas deployment. 
It’s been a ride.
I’m incredibly glad he’s on it with me.

I went to school to be a Social Worker.  Then I married a soldier instead of finishing University and had babies.  Surprisingly, I am never asked to speak at Career Day.  
I had a plan. 
This life is much better than that plan. 
I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

I have three kids and that may not seem like a lot to most people, but to me it’s really a huge number. One more than I have hands and 2 more than there are adults in the house most days.  I am for the most part just trying as best I can to be a mom while saving for their eventual therapy.

I believe in Grace, and  as the song says, the beauty of grace is that it makes life not fair.  Which is good, or I’d be screwed.  Thankfully, my God is bigger than anything I give Him credit for.  And His mercies are new every morning.

It took me a while to realize that I’m a storyteller.  But it’s become who I am and I feel privileged that anyone reads those stories.  I also speak.  Usually to myself, especially if I’m trying to talk to the kids, but sometimes even in front of big groups of people.  This doesn’t bother me.  That is apparently very strange, but at least it gets me out of the house.

I am much funnier and more interesting in blog than in person.

And that’s me, in a nutshell.  Or actually, that’s me in this About Me page.

 

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