Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Let Me Introduce Myself

My name is Linda. I am 57 years old. (I don't mind telling you my age, but I will not tell you my weight!) I am a born-again Believer and Follower of Jesus Christ. I have been married to the love of my life for 39 years. I am the mother of three grown sons, grandmother to five grandaugthers, six grandsons, one great-grandaugther and another grandbaby coming in October (2010). I am blessed beyond measure. I also have other very special people in my life.

The greatest and most important part of my life is my relationship with my Lord and Savior. Everything I do is under His shadow and my desire is for my life to give Him glory and honor. The title of Anne Graham Lotz's book, Magnificiant Obsession, describes how I want my relationsip with God to be. (Good book, by the way. I recommend it.)

I am a simple girl at heart and enjoy the simple things in life. After my family, some of my favorite things are sitting on my back porch swing early in the morning with my Bible and a cup of coffee in my hand, walks in the woods (especially in my beloved eastern Kentucky mountains), and walks on our very nearby beach, my long-haired mini dauchsund-Bella, my fat cat-Princess Lucy, and teaching my 4th-6th grade Sunday school class.

A few hobbies I enjoy when I get the time (I do work full-time) are quilting, scrapbooking, beading, cooking, flower gardening, and home keeping.

I love deeply and have been hurt deeply. That has only served to help me grow in my Christian walk. The Lord takes our experiences to use for the benefit of ourselves and for others. I am patient with some things and very impatient with others. I am shy and not very "chatty" face to face until I get to know you. I have been told that this comes across as being "stuck-up" or "aloof" but that is the farthest thing from my heart! I really do try to do better on this, but for the life of me, I just can't think of clever things to say at first! Its also a bit of a lack of self-confidence. I keep working on that part of me though.

Okay, this is probably going to be a really boring blog, but I am curious where the Lord leads me with it.

Blessings to you all.

2 comments:

~Between Mondays~ said...

I don't find your life boring, and I won't find your blog boring, either!

Who is having a baby in October? I did not know this!

Adriana Patrick said...

I don't find your life, what you do with it, or this blog at all boring! By the way, Niki, my mom (Kim Patrick) is the one going to have a baby boy in October. Only 10 days from now!! This will make my third younger brother. :)
-Adriana