Monday, February 01, 2010
Through the years
Debra made the comment that I can write what I do because of the trials. Oh, definitely. Everything I am and we all are is the sum of all which has come before us. As much as I can let my limitations frustrate me at times, I have often prayed that God's Will be accomplished and not my own for I want to finish well.
I can see the results of having to cling to He Who Created Me, knowing what I was like in earlier years. Which got me to thinking... what would I have blogged in previous decades. Hmmm...
Teens - I was radically "saved" and found a relationship with the Lord. I'd have a radical Come to Christ blog... which may not be a bad thing.
Twenties - Probably a mommy blog as I was passionate about early childhood education... and gourmet cooking. I would have found a way to combine the two while working full time. Can we say... high energy years?
Thirties - Well, that was the decade I was most active politically so I would have had a political blog. I would have made Glen Beck appear calm. That was before I became a disgruntled Republican (which is what I put on my Facebook page). Then I had a later-in-life baby and we went back to early childhood education, whole foods, and enjoying my pre-teen daughter... a different kind of mommy blog.
Forties - Except for a few years on staff at a church, I'd say that a blog during this decade would concentrate on Charlotte Mason homeschooling and raising an ADHD boy... and enjoying very much a high school and college age daughter (God's gift to balance the boy). I became a grandmother. I started writing for the Internet on an emergency preparedness forum. This was also the decade I developed a serious illness and life changed forever... lessons learned that later became this blog
Fifties - Well... we're still working on that decade (and #60 is far off!) but I have had to become accustomed to having no child-type children at home... only a six feet tall twenty year old college student. As well as getting used to having my husband home all day... most days (can we say serious twitch?). :)
But it all comes together to create someone who has always loved books and coffee... but not tea (I hated tea until a few years ago... but that is another story). Having gone through all of life's challenges while realizing more each year the importance of choosing beauty... learning to love the things of the Lord... still enjoying cooking and home and family and furry friends... all coming together to form who I am today.
I guess I'll not complain about a little pain and fatigue... :)
Posted by Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks at 7:22 PM