24, Canton, OH
I am a young woman who wants to set the world on fire with a love for Christ and His Church. I am the seventh of nine children, so big families are a bit spectacular, in my -not-so-humble opionion. Since high school I have found great joy in sharing knowledge, not just in the general sense, but more specifically, knowledge of God and His love for mankind. Therefore, surprise, surprise, after spending a wonderful four years at Franciscan University I graduated with a degree in teaching. Looking to change the wold one student at a time, I've come to find out that it is myself who has much change to yet undergo. I have taught at a school for kids with special needs for one year, and am starting my second year (as a Supplemental Intervention Specialist, so prayers please!). Please don't think me a saint for this; I'm far from it, believe me. However, I have found that teaching has given me a deeper understanding and love for my students, their families and all the foibles that come with being, well, human.
Besides teaching I relish time spent loving, teasing, teaching, and laughing and growing in patience with my 19 nieces and nephews. I live with four of them, so my patience is growing. Or, at least, I hope so!
A few people who inspire me are: Mother Angelica, Mother Teresa, Jose Maria Escriva, Blessed Margaret of Castello, St. Therese, Maria Goretti, JPII, St. Paul, and all the martyrs. Because? They're awesome. End of story.
My favorite activities include reading, watching TV with family, board games, the occasional video game with my siblings, sleeping, and prayer.