I love the books and movies about Anne of Green Gables. One of my favorite, most relatable scenes in Anne of Avonlea is when Anne waltzes with her imaginary partner in a meadow after Diana and Fred’s wedding. She tells the invisible dancer that he may “call her Cordelia.” Of course, Anne’s true love Gilbert catches her in the act and gets a good chuckle at her expense, endearing her to himself even more and probably inspiring his ensuing marriage proposal (which is rejected at this time … but eventually is accepted with one of my favorite movie lines ever: “I don’t want diamond sunbursts and marble halls … I just want you.”).
Much like Anne, I too have grandiose dreams and high, perhaps unreasonable, expectations, a knack for the dramatic, and am occasionally caught in the midst of my daydreams … I am an introvert who spends a lot of time living inside my head, but my blog is an outlet for sharing my life, my family, and random thoughts, recording my days for my own remembrance.
I am an ordinary Hausfrau, a German-American, and am currently living in the Southern Midwest of the United States; I am also a Christian seeking to serve God and learn more about His character daily. I share my Haus with my husband of 20 years – Daniel … and 3 great kids: Drew (age 14), Annie-Belle (almost 12!), and our tag-along, MiMi who will be 3 years old soon. We are new to home-schooling, which suits my home-body tendencies very well; it is something we know we are meant to do right now.
This blog also tells the story of my life – memories, events, and lessons learned along the way. I grew up in Germany, the Washington DC area, and the beautiful state of Tennessee. After Bible college, I married an Army officer, and our adventures took us from the west coast to the east coast to the middle of America as well as back to Germany and all over Europe. Most recently, we were in the ministry for almost 8 years, working for our church and its Christian school. At this time, we are in transition yet again, anxious to see where God will lead us next … but knowing whatever He has for us, it will be for our good and His glory. Romans 8:28 happens to be one of my favorite Bible verses.
By the way, you may “Call Me Cordelia”.