So, here it is!! I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. I made fake newspapers on a business computer we acquired before computers were common. I made cards and poems for Mom every occasion I could find. Once we had a project in school that required a short story…I turned in a 130 page book that I had to cut short because it came due (I didn’t realize we were supposed to read them aloud in class…I didn’t get to). I have two unfinished novels and notebooks full of letters to (but not delivered to) my husband when I was irritated and Bible studies written in sermon form. I admire all of those people who give me so much inspiration- sharing their thoughts, stories and projects. So here goes. God gave me a unique sense of gab and a love for writing. If you were to speak to me I wouldn’t hold anything back. I am honest about the ugly and the beautiful in my life. I carry the same honesty about yours (don’t tell me if you really don’t care what I think). I get so super excited about my plans, projects and kids. Once I was so excited to try to make baskets that I couldn’t help but share my idea and like some crazy basket making disease had spread the owner of a local sawmill cut and delivered the needed supplies, only asking that I share the results! (Turns out soaking ash boards in troughs and separating into thin strips is easier said than done.) Anyway, it finally hit me that I already do what those bloggers who I admire do, just not on the internet. And now finding myself home for the long haul as a full time Developmental Integrator (a.k.a. Stay at Home Mom) I’ve lost the audience I cherished working in my small town grocery store. So here goes world. This is the first post of hopefully many to come. I hope to inspire your faith. I hope to inspire you to try new things. I hope that my honesty helps to bring you some peace. I don’t hope. I pray. So in Jesus name it will be.