I’m Darin’s wife, and mom to my kids. I’m a child of God who is deeply loved by Him. I only say that for myself because being deeply loved is something I deeply love. My husband is the one who showed me the way to seeing that love and living it in my daily life. I have learned that peace comes in accepting what is – radical acceptance brings abundant joy – deep gratitude brings expansive contentment.

Me showing love to my Janome HD-3000 sewing machine

I never liked myself much, (but I do now) probably because I didn’t think my mother liked me and I thought my father couldn’t be bothered. But now that I have lived longer than mom did, I have learned that mothers are forgivable once we can empathize with them.

Oh yeah, my name is Tina Reynolds Gasperson. I live in Tampa with my husband in our big empty house where we raised 5 kids who are all grown now, some with their own kiddos. I love to paint with watercolor and ink, make quilts, sew handbags and collect fabric. I am a silversmith/goldsmith and I’ve been selling my rings on Etsy for 16 years now. I was also a successful freelance writer and sometimes staff reporter and editor at large for some of the biggest tech sites on the Internet.