Gundy Baty had recently read the Travel Stories and Highlights book and was motivated by that to submit her entry MIRACLES EXIST, a story that she has waited nearly 40 years to write. I found it inspiring and I hope you do too.
I was born in Bavaria in 1950, and became a teacher. I worked for a year in Switzerland and then signed up for a teacher exchange between Germany and France where I met my first husband. In 1979, when Robert was a year old, we bought a milk farm in Quebec, Canada, where we lived for six years. In 1980, we adopted another boy, only 10 days old, in Bogotá, Colombia. In 1985, we returned to France for three years for family reasons and then back to Canada, this time to Toronto.
There I worked as a store manager in a high-end jewelry, gem and fossil store for 9 years. My marriage ended in 1994. I went back to school in 1997, and became a travel agent, but decided what I really wanted was to own a B&B. In 2001, I found one in the mountains of British Columbia. Two years later, I married the owner of another B&B in the same town. In 2007, we retired to South America where we still live.