My name is Dana Tramba. I am a baby boomer who loves the Lord and loves to write and share life stories.
I have been a wife to Norm for over forty years and moved from Kansas to Mesa, Arizona. Our sons Troy and Todd live in Oklahoma City and restore historic homes. We are blessed with four grandchildren and the mothers’ in both our sons lives.
I was a late bloomer. At age fifty I received a Bachelors Degree from Manhattan Christian College in Bible/Business Management and Ethics. This education was the beginning of serious journaling, Bible study, and walking with God. Ten years later I became a certified life writing Instructor through Soliel Lifewriting Network in Maine. I facilitate a couple of memoir writing groups in Mesa. I love hearing their stories and motivating others to Save Their Life, One Story at a Time.
When I discovered Sunday-morning Christianity just wasn’t enough, I became an active member of Red Mountain United Methodist Church in Mesa, Arizona. After retiring in 2014, I became passionate about volunteering for Stonecroft.org, known as Mesa Women’s Connection. I work with a team of women investing their efforts and prayer to see their community changed. We spend time with women, where they are and as they are, mentoring them to be effective leaders and vibrant Christ-followers.
Through the years sharing stories with my writing friends has been life-changing. There were times when I feared being bold enough to express the truth about some of the darker times in my life. It never fails, someone in my writing circle comments, “I have felt that way too, “or” that also happened to our family.” It has been a healing and bonding experience to know others have had similar feelings on this life journey.
I have been doing a life review by reflecting and reading my journals. I discovered, there were times as a mother I thought, I can’t go one more step. My heart was heavy and my spirit was burned out. Other times I was into material things. I was not aware I did not need things to fill the emptiness – all I needed was the Comforter and He was alongside me all the time. He told them: “Take nothing for the journey-“ (Luke 9:3a) This baby boomer was a slow learner.
The take away message from me to you is; At no time are you on this journey alone, the Holy Spirit has His everlasting arms around you and is walking with you. Pause and spend time with Him.
I have friendships that developed from my childhood, writing groups, family, Stonecroft.org and our church friends. Now I can add you who have come to my site, thus enlarging my family of friends. I feel blessed. I have finally learned it is people, not things that are important.
Join me and write your stories. Together we will share with future generations the wisdom we have learned from those special moments in the life we lived.