I am a faith filled family man, happily married for twenty-six years. I believe in having a personal relationship with our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ and having him with me on a daily basis, not just Sundays. I am also a nurse, recently retired with a total of 30 years of experience in areas of emergency medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics, and child and adolescent psychiatry.
I spent eleven years in the Army as a medical specialist, army recruiter, army scout medic and clinical specialist.
My wife is a nurse educator. She presently teaches for a vocational technical school in Chester County. She is loved and admired by her students.
Our oldest son, Matthew, has completed his studies at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg where he has received his Masters in Divinity. He was married to Amanda Wills, June 2011 and has arrived at his first church in E. Tawes, Michigan as it's Pastor.
Our daughter, Lindsay, had completed her master's degree in special education and recently lived and taught in Charleston, South Carolina.
She married Eli Abner, who recently graduated from the Citadel and commissioned in the U.S. Army, this past June 2012. At the present time they live in Seattle, Washington where Eli is a platoon leader.
Our youngest son, Mark, attended college at the Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. He studied business administration. He graduated May of 2012 and was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He is attending flight school. He will fly the black-hawk helicopter (medevac).
I enjoy reading, a variety of genre's. I began my love of reading novels with Janette Oke
I'm a country boy, and my wife and I recently purchased land up in North East Schuylkill County. We lovingly refer to this as the 'ranch', because of the vastness of its location and how it looks out over the mountains.
Being a country boy I enjoy shooting, and often go out with my family. We are not hunters we just enjoy this kind of time together. I love the snow and all four seasons, the location of the ranch is ideal for this. I look forward to snowy days looking out over white open fields at the gray mountains.
Lastly I most enjoy writing, it has the same effect on me as reading. The difference is, I control the outcome.
My family and I have always admired the Amish. We would frequently be in contact with them while camping near Honeybrook. We had an exchange student from Germany, Kathryn, she enjoyed speaking German with them, when they would come by. We frequently purchased baked goods from them at those times.
Because of the proximity of Honey Brook to us we frequent a couple of shops owned by the Amish. There is one that we purchase baked goods and spices from, and the other jelly and produce. Since we are regulars we enjoy their friendship.
Will Carpenter is a faith filled family man, happily married for twenty eight years. He spent eleven years in the U.S. Army as medical specialist, army recruiter, army scout medic and clinical specialist.
He is also a retired nurse with twenty-nine years of experience in various settings to include areas of emergency medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics, and child and adolescent psychiatry.
A business owner he resides near Honey Brook, Pa, an Amish community. This has enabled him to thoroughly research their deep-rooted faith and culture.
Willard (Will; Sarge; Doc) Carpenter is a complex man of diverse interests. A soldier by nature he responds to people who chide him for using sir with them by saying "You can take the sergeant out of the Army but not the Army out of the sergeant."
A born again Christian, he cautions 'folks' not to mistake his faith with weakness. He is not shy when it comes to going to war on principle, but shy's away from conflict.
Mr. Carpenter does not like sports but enjoys shooting and horsback riding. he collects art and wines and listens to slow romantic soundtracts while writing. He relaxes by reading usually at night before falling to sleep.
Having spent a lifetime caring for children whether as a nurse, foster parent or father of exchange students he enjoys passing out 'lollies' to what he calls 'young uns' at his hoagie restaurant.
A romantic, he loves movies and books that take him to 'that' place. He adores his wife who loves sharing those interests with him. With their children grown and out of the house they enjoy each other's friendship by traveling, watching reality TV and holding hands.
As they had done for the past 30 years they talk about everything. They love to talk. After his wife he loves his children more than his own life. He is not their friend but their father and that word to him is everything.
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