I am a woman on the verge of fifty. (And insanity?!)  I have a lot of junk in the trunk, that’s for  sure.  Both physically and metaphorically speaking, so as you may have guessed, this is where I reflect on some of this “junk.”  But hey, life is a trip. You can hardly get through it without some luggage.  The key is finding those who will love you enough to help you unpack!  And remember, one man’s “junk” is another man’s treasure!

This is also a place my kids can come to read what is ultimately always a letter to them; sharing with them what I have learned, how I feel, and who their mama really was beyond “The Mother.”  A chance for them to see their mother as the child, the teenager, the woman; and perhaps understand more adeptly the world that was created for them to grow up in.

This is a place where I will be sharing some of my deepest thoughts, regrets, feelings, hopes and dreams, and yes, even some secrets.  I am only writing this after having my blog up a few months, and still am unsure about whether or not to share some.  Only time will tell.

Most people I meet seem to be genuinely shocked to hear about some of the things I have been through. I don’t know why, but they are.  I don’t profess to have lived through a horrible situation like a kidnapping, or being shot, or surviving a life threatening disease. (Thank you Lord.)  I have, however, had my fair share of tragedies and a heart so broken it barely held together anymore.

I don’t profess to have a magical secret as to how to navigate life.  I honestly look at some of the crap I have dealt with and wonder how I’m not crazy!  Maybe I am?!  But I have managed to figure out a few things along the way and make some observations.  I a very large portion of my life without a voice of my own and never knowing who I am.  I am finally coming full circle of the truth about that.  It’s not so much who I am on my own.  I almost always get it wrong.  It’s  about who I am in my Father.

I am a child of the most high God.  I am fearfully and wonderfully made!  I am like a tree planted by the rivers of water, and my leaves also shall not wither.  Everything I do shall prosper!  I am a conqueror!  I am loved beyond measure, adored, and treasured!

This is my new life mission statement and my life’s goal is to make sure my girls and other women around the world know this too!

So, if you like, sit back and drink a cup of Joe and do some reading!  (Or maybe a glass of wine.)  I’m a rather long winded type, and admittedly, I can ramble.  If you are looking for a short blurb to read, this probably isn’t for you, and I wish you all the best.  Hopefully anyone who takes a gander can find some value in what I have to say, or find something to chuckle about, or at the very least find some entertainment value.

Thanks for stopping by, and Shalom!  (That just means I wish you peace.)  🙂