I got honey off to work and came to check here and found four comments. It felt like Christmas:)
So now I know I have the bare essentials and will build from here as I get more confident. This will be all over the place but as time goes on, I will settle in I promise.
As for the title of my blog, I got all psyched about it not sounding like yours. All of yours have a direct purpose to your lives. It doesn't sound spiritual or heavenly like some, but I got to thinking, (more like" mind bending "myself) last night, I am not you. I am me and my title says who I am.
I live in a Coke House. I have collected Coca Cola advertising for over 40 years now. It is all over my house, in every room, even the bathrooms and outside. I don't drink but maybe 3 or 4 in a week but it is my collecting path. Share is what I love to do, it has become my passion to share in your lives through the ups and downs, praying for you, rejoicing with you, building treasured friendships of the heart. Smile is what I do in my heart when I share myself with others. Whether it be here with each of you, time spent with my best friend honey, time with my precious grandkids and anybody elses kids and strangers. So, with that said, the title of my blog best describes me. As time goes on and I figure out how to post pictures, you will see what I am talking about.
Romans 8:28 is the "Life Verse" my mother gave me at the height of my rebellious teens before I moved out. "And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them." I really resented her for "putting" this on me, as we were not close and it seemed to be her answer for me and who I was.
Psalms 46:10 was and is the "Life Verse" that God "branded" in my heart. "Be still and know that I am God. Everywhere I went, there it was. I was in my 40's by the time I stopped running from these verses. I had to be still first so He could speak to me, and undo my past, and show me that I mattered to Him and He really loved me. He shed His light on Romans 8:28 and little by little it settled in my heart and is still settling to this day as changes come.
My granddaughters first birthday was December 3rd, but her party was yesterday and was so much fun to watch her be celebrated. She was clueless as to what was going on but had so much fun partying anyway. She was not into her "Princess Tiara", even for a birthday picture and kept ripping it off her head. Babies and toddlers everywhere, noise, squabbles, moms chasing them, sound familiar to anyone?:) Being I am a grandma now, with my twin boys being 37, I saw just how demanding my life was with them. I had forgotten. It was a good feeling to know I got through and now this season of my life is a bit less demanding. I love it, being able to slow down a bit and take in life around me. And I love the new generation of moms, my kids included, and I understand the demands and the joys, struggles and heartbreaks, hopes and dreams, it is still the same journey. Motherhood is and always will be (in my book) the hardest job with the least pay but the biggest rewards. I toast my coffee cup to you all.
One last thing, if you are still with me here is my name I sign with on your blogs. Laurie in Ca. is only this because there are many other Laurie's out there in blogland. And I didn't have a blog.
And my honey and I were born here, same with our sons, and now our grandkids. Three generations of Californians. So, there you have it! First Post, All Over The Place.
Love and Hugs, Laurie in Ca.