Hi! Thank you so much for reading my very first blog! Deciding to do this is scary – but I appreciate this direct way to connect one-to-one with you. I’m hoping that sometimes a special thought or experience or mine, something I’ve read or remembered, will resonate with you, give a laugh, maybe bring a lift to your day. If I bore you, please forgive me. Click “x” immediately and wipe me out. The great thing is I’ll never know!!
Through writing a personal column for fifteen years in our local newspaper, the Marietta Daily Journal, and other published writings (devotionals and personal essays), I’ve discovered that connecting through the written word with other people – mentally, spiritually, and emotionally – is one of the greatest joys on earth. Now suddenly I am OLD! (I can’t believe HOW old – don’t ask!!) But thank God I still like to read, think, write, share, ponder, notice, wonder, pray, grumble, get irritated, and delight in special “serendipity” moments of pure joy. My darling husband, Dallas, is only “present” to me half the time. His mind and personality are as great as ever, but his physical health has deteriorated so that he needs fulltime nursing care and by 8 PM is tucked in bed for the night. I need someone to “talk” to. Besides, surely living 87 years has given me SOMETHING worth passing on now and then? (Even if it’s tips on what NOT to do as I’ve done!)
I think a blog is supposed to be short, so I’ll sign off now with best wishes for your health, peace, personal growth, and countless moments of joy as we journey, sometimes together, through 2015.