Tammi Kale is mother, daughter, mammy and a budding author. She is friend to all, lover of animals, loves to travel, loves to read, loves to make new friends, thankful for her many blessings.
I am fifty-three years young and I am at the point in my life that I either do as I’ve ‘read’ about or do as most everyone around me does – accepts the pitfalls of getting older and just learns to live around them. I’ve decided that’s not what I want to do. I’ve decided I want to ‘re-invent myself’ as the saying goes. I’m still alive and by gosh, I want to enjoy being that way – not spend it moaning over every new creak of my knee or shift of my back bone.
So, here it is you find me. I grew up at the foothills of the Great Smokey, Blue Ridge, and Appalachian Mountains. Here I still make my home today. I very much love the coast, and am thankful we’re only a five hour drive from the salty spray, but as so many of us Southerners, I’ve never roamed anywhere else long enough to call it home.
But don’t get me wrong – I do love to roam. I’ve spent 10 days on an island that had only recently gotten electricity – that electricity hadn’t reached roads when I was there so venturing out was lit by the glorious close enough to touch full moon. It seemed to wane slower than it does at home, and I was in love with the sheer light of it, literally.
I’ve carried my machete to the wilds of the Florida Keys. Remember several years ago there were huge snakes turning up in the islands. And I had been there before and remembered the rustling I’d heard in the mangroves behind me as I sat gazing out over the clear emerald waters. I went prepared!
And this, my dear friends, is one of the reasons I took my machete! My precious granddaughter! The light of my life and the one who keeps me young. I just can’t help saying it: Isn’t she beautiful!
I’ve watched the distinct and sultry sway of gray reef sharks from a shark cage on the North Shore of Hawaii. I have mixed feelings on this, but I try to stay aware of whether or not this tourist attraction promotes shark attacks. So far I haven’t found any proof that it does, so for now I can still pat myself on the back for having been up close and personal with these large creatures that provoke such fear in us.
I am a firm believer that God is in control, but that mankind is the culprit that prevents God’s control from flourishing in the world today. Heck, yesterday and tomorrow as well. In a nutshell, if we could all learn to hear the still small voice and act on what it’s laying on our hearts, the world wouldn’t be the scary, dirty, evil place that it is. I still cringe whenever I think of Sandy Hook. And that’s just ONE tiny monstrosity. Yeah, I know the devil made her eat the apple, but we all have a choice.
Mankind is given the mind to rise above the confounding disgraces of these days we live in. Given the mind BY Christ – I know I didn’t evolve from an ape – and given the mind OF Christ. So, if we’d all just take the time to just ‘be still and know’ this world could do a little turning around.
This covers “About” fairly well. I embrace life! I love life and can’t wait to see what’s going to happen next. I know whatever it is, all will be well. My future’s secure.
I embrace meeting new friends here on my new blog! I embrace finally putting my ordinary, exciting life into words! Come along with me and let’s do a little turning!
God Bless You Each and Every One!