(Princess Bride should give you a clue.)
To my oldest daughter–eternally independent, Bekah–I’m “Jennifer.” (Of course, I am. She’s such a ha-ha.)
My 6-year-old grandson calls me “Mom.” (He lives with us.) However, the other day I heard him call me Jennifer. (Thanks, Bekah.)
To my seven other individually precious grandchildren, I’m “Nana Jen.”
(Who knows what the neighbors call me.)
What do I like to do? Let’s see…
I really, really love to laugh. And my very funny, extremely witty husband makes sure that I do. At least once each day before we go to sleep.
I also like quilting, scrapbooking, and photography.
Then there’s that old fondness for frolicking in the dirt: pulling weeds, planting, and transplanting; sometimes I’m the doggypooper-scooperupper too. (Just comes with the territory. And, it keeps things in perspective–if you know what I mean. Kinda hard to be full of yourself when you’ve got a shovel-full.)
Of course, I love the challenge of writing, that yard-duty task of taking the thoughts that go romping through my mind and group them into useful vignettes. Useful to me, first of all, because writing helps me to make sense of my reactions and responses.
Useful to mothers of little children, since I raised four of my own and two stepsons–all of whom are now fully grown and have since flown the coop or are about to shortly. Lots of great stories there.
Useful to wives who desire to serve their husbands well and also be fulfilled as women, as individuals. I learned so many things the hard way but have since come through to the other side, smiling, laughing, thriving.
But my passion is for new Christ-followers, and even to those who’ve been calling themselves ‘Christians’ for years but haven’t seen much growth in their relationship with Jesus.
I love Jesus. I love how intimate He’s been with me over the years. Since 1997, in fact. My ‘coming to Jesus’ story is in this blog. And I want others to experience that same intimacy. “All the way my Savior leads me.” So true, so true.
So come back in January. I’ll be starting this blog back up again, with new posts. Until then, have an awesome three months!