I’m so excited to start blogging with Better Than Newlyweds! I thought it would be a good idea to start my first blog with an introduction. So here goes…
Hi, my name is Danielle Scherer. Everyone calls me Dani. First and foremost, I am a follower of Jesus! Second, I am a wife. I have been married to my wonderful and amazing husband, John, for 25 years! Yep, 25 years… most would say we’re not considered newlyweds anymore, but we beg to differ. Everyday is a new day. Every day we make a choice to love each other. I love him more today than ever! I’m a mother of three beautiful, healthy children — Aaron (22), Angel (21), and James (19). I love my kids very much and am so proud of the amazing, young adults they’ve grown up to become. I also have furry kids :). Zoe (a 6 yr old German shorted-hair pointer / dobbie mix), Simon (a 9 mos old Shitzu puppy), Arieh (an 8 yr old Bengal cat), and a gecko who will out live us all. If we weren’t currently renting, we’d probably have a dozen more rescues, but four is enough for now. hahaha
My “motto” – for lack of a better word – is “Choose to Love”. I’m very passionate about helping those who are hurting and broken. There is hope! We’ve experienced a lot of trials and tribulations, but through them all God has made us stronger, deepened our faith, and we’ve grown closer together. My passions include building up healthy marriages, making families whole through [older kids] adoption, church plants, financial peace, animal rescue, the elderly, weight-loss management, and business start-ups. As I’m sure you’ll hear a lot more about my family, I promise to share more about my passions as time goes on.
I love keeping busy and don’t seem to have any problem finding things to do. We’ve just joined a new church plant in San Diego. We’re really excited about what God has planned for us in this area. My “day job” is a marketing manager for a large computer software company. I love what I do, but it’s not who I am. It doesn’t define me. I am also going to college part-time. I’ve been working on my bachelors degree since 1986… yes, that’s right – 27 years! I’ll get there some day. I’m so close, but my degree programs through the school I was attending keep expiring, so I end up starting all over. Time to look at other, more credible school options…
That’s me in a nutshell. I look forward to sharing more as time goes on. I hope through my experiences – good and bad, that I can provide hope to others. Maybe some lessons learned, so you don’t have to repeat some of the same mistakes 🙂 Most of all, I hope that I can provide you support, encouragement, and biblically-based principles to strengthen your marriage and help you to fulfill all that God has planned for your relationship.
Choose to Love,
Mrs. Scherer (Dani)