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 somewhere I never expected to ever visit let alone love: Northwest Arkansas; I am also a Christian seeking to serve God and learn more about His character daily. I share my Haus with my husband of over 22 years – Daniel … and 3 great kids: Drew (age 16), Annie-Belle (14), and our tag-along, MiMi who is 5 years old.
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 for 12 whirlwind years. Then we were in the ministry for almost 8 years, working for our church and its Christian school. Currently, we have transitioned into my husband’s 3rd (and God willing, final) career, working in veterans health care.
By the way, you may “Call Me Cordelia”.