about me

My name is Cheryl and I am married to my college sweetheart (Big J) who challenges me, encourages me, and has yet to bore me. I have two amazing children (Little J and Little E),  both of whom are adopted. They keep me on my toes and make me laugh often. I eat a bit of dark chocolate almost every day, love jigsaw puzzles, and I don’t ever like to lose sight of land. I’m also a home-schooling mama, a sometimes foster mom, a writer, and a toilet-bowl-cleaner procrastinator.

Hopefully, as you read bits of who I am you will feel like you are not alone, or have a good laugh or a good cry, perhaps see things from a different perspective. My intention is never to be hurtful, but to be as true as I know how. After all, as I often tell my husband, words matter.

The problem is that it’s hard to get those words right, even when we really try. We might use the same word but mean entirely different things. Our language is woefully limited, but I still believe that words matter. Hope you enjoy reading few of mine.

Quick key to who we are:
Big J – my hubby
Little J – my son
Little E – my daughter
Cheryl – well, me, Cheryl


5 thoughts on “about me

  1. Glenda says:

    Cheryl, I have enjoyed reading all of your posts on this blog. I read your poem in Maureen’s newsletter and had to find your blog.
    I, too, dealt with infertility in my youth and your words bring back so many of those feelings I had then. My sister adopted a child and then became pregnant. She had two daughters. One of those daughters had infertility problems also.
    Your writing is touching and I will subscribe to your blog.
    Hope you will visit me at http://www.profilesandpedigrees.blogspot.com .

    • Cheryl says:

      Thank you, Glenda, for your kind words. My hope is that readers will find something that resonates. I will definitely check out your site.

  2. Alica says:

    Hi Cheryl!
    Boy…it’s been a long time! I’ve enjoyed reading these most recent posts, since your Mom linked to fb. Looking forward to “catching up” a bit by reading your blog!

    • myferriswheel says:

      Thanks, Alica. I enjoy reading your blog as well. You make farm life seem much more idyllic than I’m sure it really is:)

      • Alica says:

        Oh yes…you’re right! I don’t write too much about the manure and “bad” things and how we’re getting too old to do this much longer!! 🙂 Hope you can all make it up for a visit sometime! If you’re ever in the area, we live only about ten minutes from your brother and family, and I’d love to see you again and meet your family!

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