I'm humbled at the fact you're here at this web-site, and I appreciate your interest in my story more than I can say. I wish you and I could sit down with a cup of coffee and chat long enough so that I could get to know you, hear your story and celebrate your uniqueness. Since we can't do that, I'll share a bit about myself.
I grew up in Southern California, an only child, who was fortunate enough to get a great set of parents. My father's family tree includes physicians, writers, and politicians. My Mom, among her many other accomplishments and achievements, was a WW 2 hero: Irene Gut Opdyke. I spend a good majority of my time traveling around the US, Canada, and Europe sharing her story. Check out her web-site @ www.ireneopdyke.com.
I've got two wonderful grown sons and three of the most beautiful grandchildren that ever walked the earth. My husband and I have been blessed over the years to work with other young people who we've shared life, and often times, our home as well. I love it when my home is filled to the brim with people and the sound of laughter.
My favorite things in the world, besides my family and friends, include a love of animals, cooking, tropical locations, the outdoors, sitting in my favorite chair reading a great book while looking out at the beautiful Columbia River, and sharing with others about the hope offered to us through Jesus Christ.
he I'm a proud member of the Oregon & Washington Holocaust Speakers Bureau, an honorary member, and speaker for the North American Jewish Federation and a humbled recipient of the Anti-Defamation Leagues 2015 Civil Rights Award.
The Other Side of Thirst is my debut novel: it is my sincere prayer that you find the same life-changing message of love and redemption that I found many years ago.
I encourage you to touch base with me and share something about yourself, I'd love to hear a bit about your story and have the chance to say hello.
May you find the satisfaction and refreshment that your soul yearns for and fly to new and greater heights each and every day.