I am a military wife, mother of three, grandmother of three, and we have moved 17 times in our almost 51 years of marriage. My husband retired a colonel in the USAF, and our life in the military was enjoyable but for two year-long remotes, the first having to see him leave when I was two months pregnant with out first born. The second time, he had to say goodbye to me and our 10, 7, and 5 year old children for a year. I am a teacher, and have taught grades 1 - 8 in my career. As we would move, I would substitute to get know, get hired where they needed a teacher, teach a few years, and then we were transferred. I love tennis, and have taught tennis in summer camps. Swimming laps and walking are other favorite times and special to me for I use these for prayer time with my Lord. We went on a family cruise in August, 2015, celebrating our 50th anniversary, and the picture on the back of my book cover was taken on that cruise when they served us our decorated dessert. Who knew that snapshot would end up on a book cover.