Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Write on.....

I should be writing something in this space but have no idea where to start. Like anybody's life there's a story with a beginning. Thankfully, by God's amazing grace, the end hasn't been written. So, we're somewhere in the middle.

If you've read anything about me, you know I'm a firstborn. That should tell you something, but if it doesn't I'll give you a hint; I want everything to be perfect before I begin. Mom still tells the story to this very day about my first day of 1st grade. I anxiously fretted that I wouldn't be any good at 1st grade because I didn't know anything. :-) And, so it is with blogging. And photography. But, you know what happens? We end up doing nothing. And, when I do nothing I feel like a caged thoroughbred. So, I'm coming back to my first love. Writing. It's basically just good therapy for a gal who is too timid to be THIS vocal face to face, but don't tell anybody.

In case you didn't know, we live on a small farm in East Texas. We bought the land with visions of grandeur, ten years ago this month. We had high hopes of building a house, planting a bountiful garden, owning cattle some day, and homeschooling our children in a safe environment where I could teach them about Jesus without any cultural interference. The story is too big for one blog post so I'll tell you about the journey as the Lord nudges me from day to day. It won't be in chronological order, you fellow firstborns, but let's step out of our comfort zone.

Blessings from the farm ~


Stephanie said...

Several things struck me as I read this post, Angela. First of all, you write beautifully and honestly and I am so glad you'll be doing more of it.
Second, I can't believe it's been ten years ago that we walked that property with you guys when you were thinking of buying it! I remember all the trips you had to make to the scrap yard to get rid of all the things someone had left behind, too. Ten years? Wow.

Last, the chronological thing you mentioned hangs this firstborn up, too. It's one of my greatest difficulties in scrapbooking! We must overcome this! lol
Love you, friend.

Vicki said...

I loved reading your new post. So happy you are going to share your journey with us. Can't wait to read more about you and God's path for your life. You have a gift your writing Angela. Thanks for sharing a part of your with us. Vicki