I am a 30 year old Christian, wife and stay-at-home mother. My husband, Russell, and I were married in 2004 and we welcomed our daughter, Chloe Jo, in 2009. My days are filled with laundry, crafting, cleaning, My Little Pony and family time. Life hasn't turned out exactly how I had pictured it, but I wouldn't change it for anything. Grab a coffee, sit down and enjoy my very blessed life.
Russ and I are going to be going to a tryout this weekend. We tried out at this place a few weeks ago and they have asked us back. They seemed like a great congregation with a city large enough for substantial growth. I'm trying not to get my hopes up, but I really like the congregation, the size of the city, and the location of the city. In all actuality, if we don't get the position, I will be pretty upset. But, I just keep telling myself that God has a plan for everyone and if we put our hopes in earthly things, we will be sorely disappointed.
Well, I'm a am now an official blogger. I was really getting tired of Myspace since everytime I logged on it wanted me to download something new to use it. Grrr! And I never really got into facebook so I'm happy to become a citizen of Blogspot and I hope this relationship is better than the last two.
I always have a difficult time deciding what I want my first blog to be about. I love blogging, but the first one has to be memorable so people will want to come back. So, I have decided to post the greatest piece of advice I have ever recieved.
"Then do it."
My Granny Tiger told me this a couple of years ago. It was like a total epiphany to me. She's right! I needed to stop complaining and making excuses and just do whatever it took to change whatever I was complaining and making excuses about. At that particular time, I was saying how I hated my weight. Well, I took her advice and am now over 40 pounds lighter, have tons more energy, and I am happier all around. Then I started thinking about other areas of my life I needed to have that philosophy in. Well, I didn't study my Bible as much as I should, so I started taking classes at a school and have grown by leaps and bounds! I have finally realized how much I can do for myself. I try not to make silly excuses and I try to always own up to all of my actions. I still sometimes have a hard time with some of this, but I am actively trying to change aspects of myself that I don't like. So, no more excuses, no more complaining about things I can change, and no more passing the buck. As Harry Truman said "The buck stops here."