I am Mississippi born and raised and I wouldn't give anything for my Southern upbringing. I am so blessed to be part of a BIG, close-knit family, with four brothers and two sisters...7 children born in 11 years.
I grew up in a Christian home and went to Christian schools most of my life. When I was invited to visit the church that I am a part of now, I joke that I truly went was to get a coffee cup. I mean I already had 9 from other churches in the area that I visited. I needed a tenth to round out my collection!!!! So I visited once and it immediately felt like home.
As I look back over my life, even when I didn't realize it, God was taking care of me and mine. His provision and protection and continued pursuit of me is so evident. People are absolutely amazed when I tell them stories of God's miracles in my life. A black out and seizure while driving that caused me to wreck with four of my children in the car. Broken cervical spine from riding my son's dirt bike. Cardiac arrest in my son after being hit by a baseball in the chest. And most recently, a diagnosis of cancer seen on ultrasound and CT scan that turned out to be benign!!!!
My parents gave me a strong spiritual foundation, taught me the value of a strong work ethic, the importance of working together for common goals and above all, they taught me compassion and empathy. They taught me generosity and the importance of being a good steward of all my resources.
I learned sadness and grief at an early age when my little sister, Mandy, was diagnosed with leukemia. I also learned to believe in miracles when she was cured. During that time, I remember being amazed at the goodness of people and I truly understood the importance of family and friends. It was during this time that my faith was really tested and refined.
From that time on, I knew I wanted to be a nurse. It was at the bakery where I worked for five years that I discovered my love and passion for the older generation. I had many friends that came to visit me regularly for their favorite donuts and average age was 80 years young.
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I became a Registered Nurse 28 years ago and specialized in Oncology. From the beginning, I knew Nursing provided an opportunity for ministry and it has brought me joy, fulfillment and many lifelong friends along the way. Nursing has allowed me opportunities of every kind: patient care, sales and marketing, leadership, team-building, entrepreneur, CEO and business owner.
I learned some of the most valuable lessons of my life when Mandy died after her second battle with cancer. I learned that God answers prayer, but it may not be the way we hoped. I learned that God heals in the form of Ultimate Healing. I learned to “Get a Real Problem!” and not sweat the small stuff. I learned that a broken heart does mend, but it is an incredibly difficult process and that life is never the same again. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about Mandy and keeping her legacy alive is one of the best ways to honor her life.
About My Family:
I am married to the one and only David McCammon. The Man, The Myth, the Legend. (He turned 50 in July and this was the theme of his party. :)
We are officially empty-nesters with three out of college and our twin boys beginning their sophomore year. We are pretty proud parents as you can imagine. We are also PotPie and YaYa to one precious six year old granddaughter.
Hobbies: Travel, photography, gardening, my KIDS!
After Kyle was brought back to life with CPR, he said, "I enjoyed my first life, but I'm really going to make my second life count." I can't help but think....isn't that how we should be as Christians?