A bit about me to sort of "build on".
I'm MedicineDoe. I live in New England in the USA, and have lived here all but the first year and a half of my life.
I was raised in a very conservative Protestant Christian home, attended a denominational high school, then nursing school. I've been married twice, and divorced twice. I have two children from each marriage. My daughter (oldest child) just graduated from college, and my oldest son from high school. My other two sons are in middle and elementary school.
I attended a women's retreat in the spring of 2000 following an emotionally painful miscarriage (my fifth). It was there that I discovered this Path, and began to study.
I've belonged to many groups online (most of which seemed to eventually fold, sadly!). My second divorce was in the midst of studying, which had to take a back seat while I got a full-time job and adjusted to single motherhood.
The day after my divorce was final, I happened on a link for a Pagan singles group and joined, "just for the heck of it". I just wanted to make some like-minded friends; I certainly wasn't LOOKING for anyone! Fortunately, my wonderful fiance knew better; when we met, that was that.
Michael lives in the UK, and we are faced with immigration challenges; he will come here to the US to live at least for a while, as I have to finish raising my boys. Afterward, who knows?
I work full-time as a nurse in a very busy pediatric practice. I love my job, love my hours, and I work with the best group of people I could ask for. It's kind of amusing, because starting when I was in nursing school, I swore I'd never work in pediatrics. Here I am, in the best job I've ever had.
I love to read, spend time on the computer (make graphics), watch TV, walk with Michael, bird-watch. I'm trying my hand at growing some flowers in pots on my back patio. I've a history of a "black thumb", so we'll see how it goes. I used to scrapbook on paper, but I've been doing it lately on the computer, as my photos are digital, and the whole process takes up much less space. My children enjoy doing many of these things with me.
Michael and I are starting the glorious paperwork hassle that will hopefully lead to a fiance visa for him. I spent the month of May, 2008 in the UK with him, with a marriage visa, but we weren't able to marry, as he had lost some of his documents just before I went over. It was a huge disappointment for both of us.
Stay tuned ...
Blessed be & merry part,