I was born and raised in Connecticut (a Yankee at heart) but have been living in Arizona since 1992. My way here was very circuitous but it is now home for me and my husband and 3 children.
I believe I was born to see the beauty in things-as a child I rescued animals; as an adult I’ve rescued broken furniture, old homes – I am the one who believes in second chances. I try to see the good in people and I truly fear evil. Happiness comes naturally and on the days when happiness is scarce, I seek it in the simplest of things- the warmth of the sun on my face; the breeze through the trees; the hugs of my children; picking a warm tomato from the vine.
I also know that life isn’t a bowl of cherries. I have come to accept that life is bittersweet. And the bitter times make the sweet ones even sweeter. I realize that a kind word or a smile can make someone’s day-it costs nothing but the benefits are tremendous. I’ve learned to love what God has given me and I try to take care of it, well most of the time.
My reason for blogging at this stage in my life is that I feel like I have something to say. Life at Bella Terra seems worth documenting. After I lost both my parents, there are times I wish I had known them as Ed and Julie, vs. Mom and Dad. What will my children know about me or what will they remember after I am gone? We always hope to live a long and fruitful life, but there are no guarantees. We have today, only today. I absolutely feel that my greatest accomplishment are my three incredible children but my role with them is always changing as they grow. So as I continue to weave the tapestry of my life, I want it be rich and colorful, snags and all.
I hope you will join me and enjoy Life at Bella Terra-perhaps we can learn a little something from each other along the way.