Saturday, 10 November 2012

A Bit About My Life


I thought I'd introduce myself to you all a little bit more! I have been married to the most wonderful man for close to 11 years. We have had many ups and many downs, but I couldn't imagine my life without my steady, hard-working, peace-keeping, gorgeous man! He is an out-doors type and loves fishing, and farming and working with his hands. He has such a kind, gentle heart and he has a cheeky sense of humour!

I am the mother of four amazing children, 2 girls and 2 boys. Our oldest is a boy, Mr S who is 10. Next is our little Miss P, she is 8. Then there's little little Miss J who is 5.  Last of all is Mr R as he is 3. They are the most beautiful blessings in the world. (I'll introduce you to them more in a later post!) Being a mother has brought me so much satisfaction and joy! It truly is such a high calling to be trusted by God to train, nurture and discipline these little lives for His glory. Being a mother is a blessing from God. I just love being able to wrap my arms around their growing little bodies for a morning cuddle ... it sets such a lovely tone for the day.

My life is full of the normal 'hum-drum', everyday bits a pieces. Washing, cleaning, dusting, car-runs, washing, helping with homework, cooking, washing, feeding pets, stacking and unstacking the dishwasher, washing etc etc etc ... (Did I mention washing?) It goes on and on and on ... but knowing that it is God who I serve makes it much easier to do with a willing heart.

I think I was born in entirely the wrong era because I am so old-fashioned I feel like I should believing in the early 1920's!! Apart from blogging and pinterest, I really can't stand technology! (Is a kindle really classed as technology?!) I love everything old-fashioned; vases of roses, piles of neatly stacked old books (love sniffing them too!), folded throws and blankets easily accessible for those chilly nights, soft lamp light, candle-light, snail mail (love hand-written letters ... oh they are so good!!), country kitchens, shabby sheik/vintage furniture, I could go on and on! (I'm watching 'Anne of Green Gables' as I write this post...and it's raining...perfect combination!)

 I am also ridiculously creative (I say 'ridiculously' because most times I'm off in fairy land creating something new and putting off the other things that are actually reality!!). Writing is a particular passion of mine, and I have been writing all of my life (my mother informed me recently that I used to spend most of my time writing little stories in my early childhood; and as a teenager I was obsessed with writing poetry). Apparently I had bits of paper all over my bedroom with little scribbles and notes and 'to-do-lists' everywhere and now I sympathise with my dear mother because my son, Mr S, is exactly the same ... the paper sometimes drives me mental!!

In the words of Fraulein Maria,
"These are a few of my favourite things"...
  • photography             
  • writing
  • scrap booking
  • photography
  • singing
  • reading
  • poetry
  • sketching
  • sewing (that's a skill that is definitely still in the 'developing' stages!)
  • cooking
  • gardening
  • journalling
Well I think that's enough for now! (The movie has grabbed my attention ..."Hey Josie, how do you spell ugly?!")  I may introduce my family a bit more in the next post,or post about my faith,or my favourite books  and movies ...or who knows? I'll just take it as it comes!!

I hope you've enjoyed reading this ... it's been fun to write! I look forward to reading your comments and getting to
know you too!

All Photos property of Sufficient Grace... please ask permission before useage. Thanks

1 comment:

  1. There's my beautiful, precious friend!

    Love your photos, girl <3


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