Welcome to Simple Everyday Life,
My name is Agnes, (Agnes Ann, Aggie, Aggie Jo, Anchor Girl, Ma) or just plain old Ag. I’m a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend, and longtime volunteer. My approach to life has always been a friendly smile, a positive attitude, and a deep concern for helping others.
I was born in rural Kentucky to loving parents who were wonderful examples of common sense and perseverance who taught my brothers and me the importance of giving back, being fair, being kind, and loving God.
My life was blessed growing up in a more innocent time during the 50s and 60s in a community where friends remain friends for life.
After a successful non-profit career, over fifty years of active volunteer service, and a speaking ministry focused on living a life in balance, I was just starting to enjoy retirement when my oldest daughter was diagnosed with stage-IV cancer. Caring for her became my top priority and my speaking and blogging were put aside.
When she lost her battle, my life was changed forever. I didn’t know who I was for a long time. I didn’t fit anywhere. I was unsure as to where life was going but knew I had to find a way back regardless of how my life had changed.
God’s faithfulness provided me with strength, family and good friends surrounded me with love and support. My granddaughters blessed me with a constant gift of pure joy.
Living a simple lifestyle in Cincinnati, Ohio, my husband and I downsized to find a new freedom living with less stuff. Life is different but good. We are content and at peace.
I am where I belong. Heading into my twilight years with a pretty good understanding of who I am and why I am here. So grateful to have learned the importance of ordinary days and living in the moment. Living long enough to find I am comfortable with my own company.
Resuming my blog with a fresh look and a renewed insight, I look forward to once again sharing my thoughts and perspectives on my simple, everyday life.
Hugs and Blessings,
“When the Holy Spirit controls our lives, he will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”
Galatians 5: 22-23
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