Here Am I

Here am I.  Here I am.  What can I say about myself that would be remotely interesting?

Well, I was born in South Korea and left when I was three.  We lived in Iran for 2.5 years before immigrating to Canada.  I grew up in Calgary, Alberta in the foothills of my beloved Rockies.  I’m the oldest of 3 girls and one boy.  They all now live in California while I live, well, West of Virginia. 🙂  My dad passed away 10 years ago of liver cancer – my most heartbreaking event of my life.  He was one of my best friends in the last years.  I miss him dearly.

I am married to my best friend, Anthony.  We met while I was living in Korea teaching English.  Funny thing is, our families lived down the street from each other in Calgary.  It made it very convenient when we were getting married there.

We have been blessed with 5 beautiful children and they stay home with me all day long, every day, 24/7. We homeschool them and sometimes I feel like I will run away but then I see them piled on top of each other like little puppies laughing their heads off and I am happy again.

My deepest desire is to live in light of eternity.  To seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness.  To love Him, to glorify Him, to please Him and to enjoy Him.  He is the reason I live and move and have my being.  I love reading about Him, talking about Him, blogging about Him.  I pray that others may be moved to praise Him by seeing Him work in our lives, by witnessing His power ‘showing up in my weakness’.

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. JenIG
    Jul 26, 2008 @ 09:36:23

    wow, you have had quite the interesting upbringing! that is pretty cool.


  2. Rev. Boone Leigh
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 13:41:24

    Thank you again for that wonderful party on Saturday. It was very fun for Ann and I and I got to meet some new Christian friends as well. I hope you have a wonderful Chrismas and appreciated what you said on your main page about the reason for Christmas.


  3. Carla Burlando
    Jan 01, 2009 @ 19:10:25

    I came across your site through CWO. The name of your blog Living in light of eternity stood out to me because that is the way I desire to live my life also…also the title of a book I’ve read. Your post Here AM I stood out to me because thats the name of my blog 🙂 Anyway I look forward to doing some more browsing through your site. p.s I live about 5 hours from Calgary …never been to Korea though 🙂


  4. peggy
    Feb 26, 2009 @ 13:58:50

    love your blog Julie – and your booklist!! We must catch up!


  5. Heather L
    Apr 22, 2009 @ 13:09:20

    I live in West Virginia too! We live in the North Central area near Morgantown. I just found your blog from Buckeyeblogger. I was at the convention and worked the TOS table and Amanda Bennett’s table. I think we talked? hmm too many people. I hope you had a great time!

    God bless
    Heather L


  6. Maggie
    Jul 16, 2009 @ 20:22:08

    I was happy to find your blog today! I wanted to invite you to check out a great Christian parenting site I am a member of and I appreciate so much:

    Have a great day! God bless you and your family!



  7. Heidi
    Jul 28, 2009 @ 20:28:43

    Julie, this is Heidi from the puritanboard 🙂 I realised that I turned off my pm’s shortly after pm’ing you (as I plan to be busy off the board for the next few days and don’t like to appear rude by not answering pms!). So I have been rude, trying not to be rude. 😦

    That is a beautiful little girl in the picture with you; I’ve enjoyed visiting your blog.


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