A journey begins with a single step. Set in beautiful Lancaster County, Friends Among the Amish takes us on a journey that explores many issues in society today. Meet Rose, Susan, Katie and Grace as they enjoy their weekly walks. Delve into moral dilemmas, health issues, cultural differences, and matters of the heart as the women support each other as they make life changing decisions. Although they come from different backgrounds, they all have one thing in common, a fondness for the Amish people and their ways....
A journey begins with a single step. Set in beautiful Lancaster County, Friends Among the Amish takes us on a journey that explores many issues in society today. Meet Rose, Susan, Katie and Grace as they enjoy their weekly walks. Delve into moral dilemmas, health issues, cultural differences, and matters of the heart as the women support each other as they make life changing decisions. Although they come from different backgrounds, they all have one thing in common, a fondness for the Amish people and their ways. Follow along as they form a bond that will last throughout their lifelong journeys.
In Volume 4, One Good Turn Deserves Another, continue following the original “walkers” as their group expands to include spouses and other family and friends. Grace finds a way to thank her friends for their help while she was recovering from her injury. Discover yet another way Rose has found to help people suffering with diabetes. See what great things can happen when Susan’s family pulls together. How will Mark and Grace handle their ever strengthening feelings for each other? Find out how Katie is managing caring for Patrick. Join the fun as the bonds grow even stronger as this group experiences life’s ups and downs.
I want to thank everybody that has been nice enough to read my stories, share their personal experiences with me, and send me suggestions for story ideas. Believe it or not I am just getting into this thing called social networking. I know, a bit behind the times.
Just a bit of my background and maybe you will understand why I am a bit behind the times. I am a stay at home mother of three adorable kids- 2 girls ages 3 and 5 and one boy age 7. My husband and I were high school sweethearts, went to the same small college near Lancaster .Pa. and were married once we graduated. Right out of college I began work in the medical industry, specifically helping patients with diabetes. It is a subject that is near and dear to my heart as both my parents had it. Right before we found out that we were fortunate enough to have our son, my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. We were fortunate that my husband’s job was good enough to handle our simple needs so it was decided that I would help take care of my mother and father as he was developing complications from his diabetes and failing heart. To make a long story short, all the education I received and the deep faith that surrounds our family was needed and used to help them through the trying times up to their passing on.
During that journey we had a new neighbor move in that we have become very close with. They have a special needs child and that has given use new insights and understanding of how God works in all of us. My husband being the wise guy he is, and I mean smart not smarty pants, said :”You know if you put this all together and add in some of the people we met in college that were Amish, you have the makings for a good story here.” My questions was, “Who is going to write it?”. He just looked at me and said, “Why you of course, you lived most of it.”
So here I am. In between doing many things in a normal day that we all do, I have also put on the hat of author; well at least I hope so. My intention is to bring you the best stories I can and show you that there are other sides to the story: The care, the thought, the prayer, the interaction, and interconnection of our actions with one another and the repercussions they may have. I hope that you enjoy the journey and the characters.