Friday, May 30, 2008

Why this Blog?

I just wanted to start my blog off by telling you why I wanted to do this. (My blog adventure!)

God has been speaking to me lately about mentoring. Through my Pastor, through books I've read and through other mothers. I've never really formally been a 'mentor', but informally, I have helped to mentor many girls, teenagers, newly married, young mom's, women who just entered the ministry, etc. I'm sure we probably all have.

I think as women, we are bonded together and we naturally turn to our friends and family members when we have questions or concerns in our lives. I know I do. And especially in the area of parenting & raising our children. (If baby's only came with instruction manuals!) And, even if you're a man, your more than welcome to read this blog. I guess we could learn a thing or two from you as well! ; )

If you know me, you know I love to talk. I also enjoy creative writing at times. And last week one night, I woke up from my sleep (God often speaks to me in my sleep, I seem to wake-up with the best Ideas! I think it might be because that's the only time I'm quiet enough to actually hear Him!) and I just knew I was to start this blog. I had the title for it, my by-line, and like three pages of subject ideas to blog about.

I'm just so excited about this! And amazed that God would choose this mode of communication for me, since I am not real computer savvy. But I am married to someone who is! (that helps!) And I'm willing to learn. But, this way we can all mentor each other. As you read my blogs, please feel free to leave your comments. I believe we can all learn from each other. And walk together on this journey of Parenting.

Like I said in my by-line, I am not the best mom in the world, I'm not even the best mom that I know. And I know I'm probably not the most qualified to be writing a blog on parenting. But, I love being a mom, and I love helping other moms. My heart for this blog is to Encourage, be Uplifting, help us not take ourselves too seriously, and laugh together at some of the things we go through as moms.

I hope you'll join me on this Journey . . . And, trust me I'll know your not laughing at me, your laughing with me! (well, sometimes I'm sure you'll actually be laughing at me! And that's okay too.)