I am a farm girl, married to my high school sweetheart. We grew up on farms 9 miles apart and went through 12 years of school together. I liked him in grade school, but it took until we were Juniors in high school to get him interested in me as more than a friend. I have never lived more than 10 miles from home, except in college, but have travelled as far as France, Germany and Switzerland. We live on our own farm and have raised three of our six kids. The last three are growing up fast.
...I bow my knee to Christ, who has revealed the ways of God in our midst, and like our forbearers, I pledge my allegiance once more to the church that keeps alive the ministry of word and sacrament for the salvation of all people and the redemption of the poor and needy.
May God help me do my best each day that I live, to love those around me, to walk responsibly in God's way, and to pray for the consummation of God's will among the nations of the world.