Hi! My name is Kristina Zarley! I live in a 35 foot RV with my parents and my miniature schnauzer, Malachi. I like to draw, especially dragons, Celtic crosses, horses and other animals. (See samples of my art on this page.) I am a water-bug in the swimming pool. I like to train my dog and jump on my trampoline. I also have three hermit crabs who are lots of fun.
I am home-schooled. My favorite subjects are math, ART, creation science, reading and watching educational movies. I especially love history and I participate with my big brother, Nathan, who is a re-enactor.
We dress in 18th century clothing and teach people about the lifestyle of that time. I also enjoy growing a garden, and I like to walk in the fields nearby for exercise. I love to play games on my Nintendo DS, especially "Horsez." I like to do embroidery and crewel work in 18th century style.
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I was born in 1995 in China. (Click here to read a little about my adoption. There's a link there you can click on to return to this page.) My birth mother left me near an orphanage. It is illegal for Chinese families to have more than one child, so I was probably a second baby. I am sure both my birth mother and I were crying when the orphanage workers picked me up.
I was adopted by two very nice people, when I was twenty-two months old, and they took me to America to their home in California. I loved my new home and parents, Victor and Linda Zarley. They gave me everything that a little girl could want. I had new grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles, friends, two dogs, lots of toys and clothes. Life was different than the one I had known in China.
When I was six, we lived in Idaho. My dad thought it would help my mom, Linda, who was dying of breast cancer. She could quit her job and rest if we moved to the less expensive home in Idaho. She got worse and was sent to a special healing place in Austin, Texas. She died at a hospice there. I didn't really understand it all, but I knew my daddy was very sad. I missed my mom, too.
Dad met a charming lady on the internet. Then it happened. They were talking every evening on the phone and I felt left out. Finally, my dad let me talk to the lady he said would become my new mom. I asked her if she had a remote control car. She didn't. So I told her "too bad, I wanted my new mom to have a remote control car." Her son, who would soon be my new big brother, went out and bought her one. So we went to live in Indiana. When they got married I got to be the flower girl and my new Aunt Susie made a beautiful dress for me. My dress was much prettier than my new mom's. She only wore a blue jean dress, but mine was pink satin with hand-smocking and embroidered blue flowers.
Seven years passed. Mom and Dad talked about the Lord all the time, but I was still not a Christian. I was tired of them always dragging me with them to sing and preach. One summer day, we were at a park. I got really cranky. I was tired of the cicadas and the heat. I was mad at my mom for scolding me for being crabby to her and dad. I went to the car to be alone. I turned on the Christian radio station. Then I heard the Holy Spirit talk to me and I just started to cry. I felt bad for all the things I had ever done that wasn't good. Jesus took all my sins away and I felt a joy I had never known before.
If you have never taken Jesus into your heart, I urge you to do it, today. You will feel so clean and new and happy. It is wonderful! All you have to do is pray and ask Him to change you and clean your heart and make you new and save your soul. You won't believe the joy and peace you will feel!
When I was lost, I did bad things like drawing on the garage door, turning the shower head outward, so mom would get blasted when she turned it on. Now and then, I still think of something to do that is a bit mischievous, but Jesus helps me not to be too bad.