Hi, I've joined this site in hopes of finding a deeper value in myself and others. As I put God first, He is using this experience as part of my personal growth. . . to become more separate, unique, & whole in Him. I'm far from perfect, but God is healing and shaping me in ways I could hardly have imagined. . . so hopefully I can be a help and a friend to someone else, but that is in God's hands. Proverbs 27:17, 19 would be a good way to say what I seek from being here. I enjoy seeing others grow in their relationships and to see God's work in their life. Hopefully you have that to show. Those who recognize the value in family and friendship are the richest people alive as long as commitment to Christ outweighs it all. I'm a "full time" parent and it's cool to see how my son is changing as he gets older. We have a dog and a cat and live in a small town close to family. We're excited about the things God is doing in our life. We enjoy watching movies, camping, and spending time with friends, and for me personally I love my weekly meeting at church small group. I'm kind of a "home-body" and pretty independent. So being here isn't all that comfortable sometimes, but I'm learning to connect with others and enjoying the benefits. I believe in wisdom and prudence (God's way) in every area of life and am striving for that. There are so many more things to touch on, but I'll leave that to the process of getting to know others.