I have been very blessed to be married to Paul, who is a kind and loving husband.
Even though we have not been blessed with the gift of children, we have been so blessed in many ways. To us the fact that you come and visit this site, is one of the blessings.
I am the youngest of six children. My parents and two of my siblings are now waiting for the resurrection morning.
At the age of two Robert, who is my eldest brother, drowned in an accident on my parents property. I am so grateful that I asked my mother why she become a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and her testimony came out of the tragedy of Robert’s death. She shared with me that she wanted to know what happened to her son. Is he in purgatory? She said that she could not be comforted, so she started studying the Bible with someone from the Shepherd’s Rod and another person from the Jehovah’s Witness. Then she started studying by correspondence with the Seventh-day Adventists. When she came to the study on the bible answers to what happens when someone dies, that gave her the peace. She accepted all the other teachings as well and was baptised.
Tragedy was to come into our little family again in 1969, when Ian Henry Walker, died of a heart attack at the age of 20. I was only eight at the time. My parents were visiting dad’s birthplace in Ireland, when it happened. To me as a child growing up, I could see that Ian had something different. He seemed to have that countenance of peace. He was always kind. I never witnessed him getting into fights, rather I had witnessed him being a peacemaker. It was not discovered until he was in his early teens that he had a murmur in his heart. Ian had never married. He had a scholarship to Avondale College, which he had planned to use the credits to go towards his call of being a minister.
We were also blessed to be raised in a rural property, having the simple life. Our earthy father, had made a decision at the age of 11 not to touch alcohol, which he adhered until he passed away at the age of 89. Not only did he not touch alcohol, he would have nothing directly or indirectly to do with it. Which included not selling any of the farm produce to aid in the making of alcohol. Another health principle that dad had and that was abstaining from tea and coffee. Television became popular when I was a child, I am so grateful that dad made the firm decision of not having television in the house in my childhood and teen-aged years.