We just finished reviewing another book on brain research and we have some other books in mind, but I thought we would take this summer off and spend some time with personal reflections. Ronnie and I are beginning a new stage in our life this summer. Let me give you some background:
Ronnie grew up in eastern Kentucky and I in south eastern Colorado – or rather those were the family homes as we were both “military brats” with dads who retired from the Army (Ronnie’s dad) or the Air Force (my dad). We have lived in many, many places – probably too many to count. Even so, Ronnie finished up his 12 years in the Air Force (active and reserve) at McChord Air Force Base and has lived in the Tacoma area for almost 40 years. I lived in Spain for 17 years, followed by 23 years in the Tacoma area. We have lived in the same house for 21 years!
Our mutual friends – my former co-workers and our pastor and his wife are close friends. In 1988, my former co-workers from Spain were visiting our church. The ladies got together and talked Ronnie into writing me. We communicated by mail, cassettes and videos for several months before we were able to meet in person. Later, we added phone calls to our communications. We were only actually together in person for about 6 weeks prior to our wedding. The rest was long distance. On July 6, 1991 we were married and I joined Ronnie in Washington State. Ronnie had owned a Christian bookstore and I was a teacher – that translated into many books. We have worked with homeschoolers full time since 1994.
Ronnie’s main job has been to sell Christian books and homeschooling materials – general curriculum and materials for clients following a neurodevelopmental plan. On the other hand, my main occupation has been to help homeschoolers through Academy Northwest, Family Academy, Center for Neuro Development and testing. We have had the privilege to have a part in the lives of many families.
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