My husband and I have four kids: Jacob (8), Aleiah (6), Lydia (3.5), Stella (2)
I work as an Accountant full time; Travel Agent and Pure Romance Consultant on the side
I/we love to travel, outdoor/nature, games, movies, theater/arts, pets, kids, volunteering and spending time with family and friends.
Why I became involved with FLAGS (I love this acronym) - that seems like it should be an easy question to answer, but why isn't it? First and foremost helping and supporting others. Not sure why this is so important to me, but it always has been. My Mom had a big heart and was always helping others in various ways and my late dad was very accepting of others, had a huge heart and felt everything personally. Must have picked up these traits and amplified them a little bit. At Hosanna they did a presentation with jellybeans (or something) in a jar, then sorted them out trying to demonstrate how much time you spend in life doing different things (working, sleeping, cooking, cleaning, etc.) and asked in the end what will you do with your remaining time? This is something that resonates with Jonathan and I, and probably one of the reasons why we live such a "busy" life. Anyway, in our opinion there should always be time to help others, because really in doing so it's a win-win for everyone involved and the positive vibes spread sometimes infinitely. There is so much to be said for community and we believe humans are not meant to live life sedentary and/or alone. The idea of going to meeting with a group of random strangers makes me very nervous, but because we wanted to help and to be a part of something so great we showed up and it's been a fun adventure thus far. Something about breaking through your comfort zone once in awhile is also rewarding. There are so many little reasons why I became involved with FLAGS, another one is that you're all very nice people and I feel welcomed around the group and love the mission. Our family motto is, "Excuses don't make Memories".