My kids had been telling me that I needed to write down all of my childhood memories so that the grand kids could have them and know what my life was like back then. They said that I should write a book full of my stories.
Well, I do love to write, and I do have a lot of stories...so one day while I was in the shower I was thinking about it, and wondering if I could really write enough to fill a book...and thinking if I did...what would the title be?
Then all of a sudden it came to me that I would call it "Truthful Tidbits". I imagined a cover for the book with an ocean view and some palm trees and a bunch of pineapples sitting around with some of them sliced open, and a pretty bowl full of pineapple "tidbits" on the table with other delicious looking foods.
I thought of those "Front Porch Tales" books and I thought my book could be like one of those with various stories from my childhood when I was growing up. And just everyday stories from adulthood too, that might encourage someone. My mind was racing with excitement.
Well I finished my shower and proceeded to tell my husband about my idea...and guess what? He didn't really like my title very much. So I kind of put it on a back burner.
Before too long my oldest daughter Lisa, told me that I needed to start blogging as an outlet for my writings. At that time she wasn't blogging yet, but she did enjoy reading several blogs. So, I started entertaining that idea. Then my middle daughter Lynnette, and her daughter Abigail, persuaded me to start a blog, and they even set it all up for me. Lynnette liked my title and said for a sub title I should add...Bits and pieces of my Life.
So that's what they did when they set up my blog for me. They called it:
Truthful Tidbits...Bits and Pieces of My Life. I really feel like it was all meant to be. And I enjoy blogging so much. I have been doing it for over a year now and I simply... LOVE IT! I don't know if the book will ever become a reality, but blogging is an avenue to save my writings for my kids and grand kids.
Along the way Abigail started a monthly poetry post and I joined in. That's when I discovered that I love to write poems too. It has become a favorite past-time for me. I wake up in the mornings early with poems in my head. So, I get up and get on the computer and write down what I am thinking. Some people don't get into poetry, but I do...it is a good way for me to write down what I am feeling in my heart.
On this year long journey I have met so many nice people and I have added so many of you to my prayer list. I especially love to pray for my "Blog Babies" as I call them. There are so many with health issues, and I feel they need our prayers.
I have kind of adopted a couple of special young mothers as my daughters, as my heart is full of love for them. I have also met several nice ladies who know the joys of being a grandma and we have bonded too.
Some of you are so funny and you give me my daily chuckles when I read your posts. Others of you more mature Christians have challenged me and blessed me with your writings. When I am sick and haven't posted for awhile several of you contact me to see if I am ok. And when we travel it is always fun to post about our trips and to share pictures from our travels and from our family gatherings. And because of your posts and pictures I feel like I am getting to know you all so much better.
I wondered if anyone would become a follower of my blog and to my delight...they did! A BIG THANK YOU to all of you who do follow me and take the time to read my stories and my poems. I am very fond of you all. Another joy is to visit your blogs and to read what you are posting and to leave comments to encourage you. I feel like it is a ministry that God gave me.
Yes...all of this has been a great blessing to my life in the last year and I thank God for leading me to blog land! It is a place where I can share...Truthful Tidbits...and Bits and Pieces of My Life.