This Is Me ~

Welcome to my little corner of the world.   I’m your “average” 50-something year old married mom of (4) adult children and (9) fantastic grandchildren.  I’m a faithful believer in God as my Creator, and that Jesus died for my sins on the cross.  So many of my posts will reference my beliefs.

I enjoy some of life’s simpler pleasures like quilting, animals, travel and photography, and my posts will reflect that.  Some of my more personal side will also come out, as I have nothing to hide.  I see blogging as a therapeutic venue.

I hope you enjoy my side of things, even if it doesn’t meld with yours.  I am unique.  I would love to read your comments and will respond accordingly.  Same with followers.


14 thoughts on “This Is Me ~

  1. Thank you. Actually is good news. Just very odd that I had never heard that name before and two from Syracuse in same time frame.

  2. iN 1963 TO ’66 I and my wife were stationed in Northern Japan. We had close friends, Ray and Sabina Cruiz. He met Sabina while the Air Force had him attending the Univ of Syracuse Language School. After we all returned to the states, we visited Ray and Sabina at her mother’s house in Syacuse. Later, they visited our home in Buffalo. In Japan, they “stood up” at my son’s Baptism. I have been searching for them for the last 45+ years and to no avail. I now have stumbled on the story of Ray Brown and Sabina Kulakowski. I was born in 1941 as her head stone shows. Do you know if your Sabina might have been married before and under what names?

    • Sabina had not been previously married. She was never married. She and her long-time boyfriend, Ron Bench, were together for over 30 years. Sorry if this doesn’t give you some closure.

  3. I have found blogging to be so therapeutic too! Just stumbled across your blog and really enjoying reading your posts, you write really well. I’m so sorry that you suffered so much (thinking of your conjugal visit post to name just one) and I admire your strength at setting yourself free and for sharing your story which can surely only help others. Looking forward to reading more.

    • Thanks Jess. It looks to me like you’ve got your own strength going on. What I went through is over and done. You have a lot more ahead of you. I have so little to complain about by comparison. Keeping you in my prayers, and following your blog. Take care! and thanks for stopping by for a look at my blog.

      • Thank you for your lovely reply. That is so nice to hear. I don’t think any of us know just how strong we are until we are tested. And then often we surprise ourselves with our inner strength, I know I have.

  4. I would love to learn quilting someday!

    I’m glad you’re maximizing the benefits of blogging. It truly is inspiring and remarkable to be able to connect with like-minded people.

    • Amen, Jean! You should turn that “someday” into “today”! If you don’t have someone close to teach you, the internet (Youtube) is chock full of learning tools! Besides, quilting is just not as hard as everyone seems to think it is. If you can sew a straight line, you can quilt. I hope you take the plunge and dive in! Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  5. Hi Tamara–I got such a kick out of your header line, “My husband lets me buy all the fabric I can hide”–that is priceless; you two must be a lot of fun! Thanks so much for visiting me at CV–and yes, blogging is truly the great addiction. I feel like I finally have a family that “gets” me–God has blessed me with so many sisters and a few brothers too; and we can have “church” anytime we want to–right here on the blogs. God bless you BIG–love, sis Caddo

    • Thanks, Caddo. I might have exaggerated “a bit” about the fabric… as my loving husband does not dictate to me about my quilting. Indeed, he tends to go shopping with me and helps me pick out matching fabrics as that is the hardest thing for me! Thanks for looking.

  6. I love adding bloggers to my favorite list. I take this seriously because I plan on visiting your site every single day, checking for more posts and reading comments. I too am a born again Christian and I’m not shy about it. My passion is photography, motorcycle touring & all things computer. I look forward to visiting your site and invite you to check mine when you feel lead to. – Bob

    • Thanks, Bob! I haven’t been blogging for long, but am getting really addicted to it. I’m glad I came across your blog through Cee Neuner. My husband and I are motorcycle enthusiasts as well as Christians (also not shy!). We like British motorcycles and belong to a motorcycle club here in Central New York. I’m glad you’ll be keeping an eye on my blog as I’ll also be visiting you frequently. When I find one I really like, I’m quite serious about it! Good to meet you! Keep in touch!

      • My last “Big Boy” motorcycle was a 2008 Triumph Rocket III Tourer, quite a beast. In retirement I reduced my riding and now just own a Piaggio BV250 Touring scooter, capable of doing 80 on the interstate and getting 72 mpg. I still ride but not in the rainy, cold climate of Oregon in the Winter. Hope to see you around. – Bob

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