about me


~I gave birth to all my children in the same hospital I was born in.
~I have had the privilege of being present at the birth of 2 babies (not including my own). Seeing life brought forth is an experience that one cannot describe - truly divine.
~I also had the privilege of naming my friend's child. He has my maiden name as his first name.

~I love singing really loudly and dancing around, especially to 80's music.
~I was sent to boarding school at the age of 12, for 4 years.
 
 
~I have lived in Mount Isa.
~I have lived in Papua New Guinea.
~I have lived in Brisbane.
~I have lived in Toowomba.
~I have lived in Cairns.
~I have lived in Townsville.
~I have lived in Longreach.
~I now live on the Gold Coast, Queensland.


~I went on a holiday by myself to Penang, Malaysia.
~I love coffee, but it has to be from an espresso machine - not a plunger, or a percolator, and definitely not instant.

~My husband is 7 years younger than me.
~I am the 4th born child, 2nd born daughter of 6 children.


~I took classical ballet, tap dance, modern ballet and speech & drama lessons in primary school.
~I was an Assistant Youth Pastor.
~I hate cockroaches. One ran up my leg and I ripped my jeans off in a nano second in a public place - church. Good news - it was a weekday so the place was empty. Bad news - the  pastor's teenage son was there. I hate cockroaches.

~I worked in retail for many years.
~I have completed a Certificate IV in Christian Ministries at Bible College.
~My first full time job was a radio announcer in Longreach.

~I won Best Prepared Primary Speech in an Eisteddfod.
~I won 2nd place doing the 'can can' in a duet at the same Eisteddfod.


~I am a university drop out.
~I can touch my nose with my tounge.

~My father died at the age of 49, in a fatal motor bicycle accident when I was 17.
~I went to Catholic schools for all 12 years of schooling except for one year when I attended school in Papua New Guinea.

~I want to visit the child our family sponsors through Compassion in Togo, Africa one day.
~I love the colour red.
~I have never seen snow in real life.
~I hate camping.

~The first time I coloured my hair was at boarding school when I was 12 years old. I have been doing it ever since.
~I used to cut and colour hair at boarding school and pierce ears. I had no idea what I was doing and used to get a kick out of the fact that they would trust me to do it!
~I have a tattoo that I gave myself when I was a teenager at boarding school- with a sewing needle and indian ink- on my ankle that says "Jo"

~I said in high school that I wanted to get married at the age of 27 and I did. (Words are powerful -choose them wisely.)

8 comments:

  1. I hate cockroaches too!! I thought I was unique in my "cockroach in the pants" experience, but now I know I'm not! I had one crawl where it shouldn't and I ripped off my jeans faster than I knew I could move!! Only I wasn't at church like you were...I was in front of my open door at my house...and there was a college fraternity right across the street! Ahhhh!

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  2. Hi Jo have come across your site im not sure how it very late and i should be in bed so i have added you on my favourites and will be back to read about you some more. Which church do you attend??

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  3. I have enjoyed viewing your blog. I invite you to check mine out www.mamaspages.blogspot.com sincerely Laurie from Canada, pastors wife,homeschool mama and blessed princess of the King.

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  4. You tattoo'd yourself?!!! Are you mad??
    Oh I love these Jo!
    So many things I love.
    That you had all your babies where you were born.
    What was your maiden name??
    I'm just about to stik the kettle on and have a lovely cup of INSTANT coffee! Mmmmm :)
    Love ya Jo
    Thanks for sharing xxx

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  5. Great facts Jo!! And great to get to know you better. I am looking forward to meeting you in real life :)
    I'm having a tough day, so I'm enjoying going through your blog and others to find inspiration :)

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  6. Hey Jo~
    Long time no see! Loved popping in here and clicking on your 'about me' - it was fun to read.
    No worries about the snow - there's snow in heaven and it's not cold - but feels wonderful when you step in it with your barefeet! Trust me on this one!

    Living in the fullness of JOY,
    Stephanie
    PS: somehow I missed the reason you are not homeschooling this year?

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  7. Hi Jo,
    Am new comer to your blog. Thanks for all your sharing. Love how you are overcoming and thriving.
    Just feel that I should let you know I note a typo in this page
    " I can touch my nose with my tounge. "
    Take care and bless you
    Jayne (Sydney)

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