Welcome everyone to my very first blog. Let me begin with saying I never thought in a million years I would be sitting here with my cup of tea, writing down my thoughts to share with friends and family.
It all started with a journaling class a few years ago, when I found fulfillment by expressing myself with writing. My father was a story teller and he once told me I come from a long line of story tellers, passing down family history, stories, tall tales and legends from generation to generation. He died when I was 14 yrs old, and I often wonder about all the stories I had missed out on. I guess in a sense I am caring on that tradition of story telling through my writing.
Recently an opportunity came up as I realized that like me there are many parents out there with children in the military. Unlike me though, many have no military ties and have nowhere to go and no one to talk to who is going through the same experiences. As I read from Proverbs 16:9 ” A mans mind plans his ways, but the Lord directs his steps” and from Isaiah 30:21 “whether you turn to the right or to the left your ears will hear a voice behind you saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it'” , that God was gently showing me the path that I am to take through His Word and all I had to do was to listen. God also has a way of putting special people in our lives and it was after a suggestion from a new friend and an old one, encouragement from a very dear friend Debbie, praying with my Spiritual Director and especially the support of my husband Tom, I was able to get out from my comfort zone and listen to Gods voice calling me to step out in faith and trust Him.
This is a work in progress and I hope you enjoy it as I find my way through the wonderful world of blogging!