My mother's smile and sense of humor.
My fathers love for me and his steadfastness.
My sister Alice that I always do the right thing.
My sister Carol's good example as the most dedicated nurse I know.
My brother Bill's courage and bravery during the Vietnam War, and appreciation for his lifelong war injuries.
He was the real reason why I enlisted, because I wanted to save other veterans who were injured in war.
Because there were others who saved him.
My brother Richard, who was always there for me, and moved me wherever I had to go.
All my supportive friends, who really care about me.
All my neighbors who are friendly and helpful.
My husband Ernest's love and support.
My son's birth and the happiness and joy he gives me.
The site of our POW's coming home.
Meeting people of different cultures, and finding out we have a lot in common.
Refinement of open heart surgery since 1976 to present.
Beauty of Mt. Fuji in Japan.
Solemnity of the U.S.S. Arizona financed by Elvis Presley.
Awesome sunsets of Ft. Lauderdale.
Pink Alaskan skies.
Awesomeness of skiing over clouds on Alps during college break.
Beauty of golden laced palaces and the art museum of Munich, Germany.
Majesty of Innsbruck, Austria.
Joy and laughter at Munich's beer halls.
Skyline of New York City, especially at night.
Beauty of the deep blue Pacific ocean, its migration of whales and wild flowers along the road.
Humility of people of Socarro, New Mexico in Mission church.
The beauty of Niagara Falls.
The serenity of the shores of Lake Erie.
It is apparent that through the experiences of her life, she feels God has a hand on each and every individual, and that He has a plan for their life.
God is everywhere, and miracles happen all the time, and God works through his broken vessels in a marvelous way, if only we do God's will. Truly God's work must be our own.