My site, “Grandma Henke” was established in 2007.
I retired May 1st, 2007, from a 25 year career as the director of a non profit agency that assists people with developmental disabilities. Lynn is the man I have loved since 1965. We have 5 children and 18 grandchildren and we’ve laughed and cried our way through a lot of learning experiences. Out of the two of us he is the only one who understands how to use the new TV and its various remotes. He is also good at correcting my errors on the computer.
I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I’m grateful that I am and can’t help but talk about my beliefs and the joy that I have in my life because of them. I love my Savior, Jesus Christ. The answers that I have about who I am (where I lived before this life, why I am here, and where I am going when I die)help me to have peace in our troubled world.
I like to laugh. It’s the easiest way to get through life and, after all, laugh lines show character. I’m a simple person at heart. Small things bring me pleasure. Life has a way of working out if you don’t interfere with it too much.
The beautiful Red Mountain you see on the top of my blog is the backdrop to Ivins, where we’ve lived for the last 35 years … down in the southwest corner of Utah.
My motivation for staying on top of technology is keeping in close touch with our large family, one family that lives in the Seattle area and another family in North Dakota. My family members and I keep in touch through Skype, emails, cellular phones, texts, and Messenger. It makes us feel we aren’t so far apart.
I have loved writing all of my life. It’s just what I do. I almost love it when something unusual happens to me, because I know when the pain or humiliation of it is over it will make a great story to tell and retell. I love playing with the words until they fit just like I want them to.
I joined NaNoWriMo (NaNoWriMo.com) and wrote two novels (which I need to finish editing, but that’s not as much fun as writing them). They were tremendous experiences and writing fiction woke up a part of my brain that lead me to enjoy crocheting and drawing once again.
When my husband retired, we bought a used motor home and found we have an unusual amount of gypsy blood in our veins. In 2009 we spent 6 months in Washington state (mostly on the beach) and continued until the Fall of 2012. That is when I was diagnosed with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and everything came to an abrupt hault as far as traveling in the motor home goes. I can no longer go higher in elevation.
As I browse my previous blogs, I see that my illness has had a big, negative impact on my blogging. I’m hoping to change that from now on as there are many things I have the urge to express myself about. My memory is getting worse and if I don’t write things down I will forget them!
If you find my blog interesting I welcome you to come back as often as you’d like. I love comments and I also love getting to know people online. We have a lot to learn from each other. I welcome questions or other points of view, but if someone makes derogatory comments about my believe in Jesus Christ or my membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints they will be blocked. The same goes for offensive or vulgar language. They wouldn’t only be offending me but you would be offending my family and many of my followers.
If you have questions or want to talk to me privately, my email is: firstname.lastname@example.org