Did I tell you about my wonderful daughter-in-laws? They are Christian woman who love their families and have taught me much. Both dedicated, conscientious and deliberate about what they do. They both love the finer things in life – my sons! They are both wonderful mothers to my grandchildren.
The daughter-in-law who married my oldest son is amazing in what she can accomplish. Take Thanksgiving 2011 for example. She ran a 5 mile race in the morning, then cleaned and cooked for 18 people. (We all did help with the cooking part.) After the rest of the family left, she shopped all night for the Black Friday specials. She also has four children (then ages 3-11). She mountain-climbs, skis, runs, bikes, swims, and takes any other challenge she finds. She is lovely and her home is spotless almost all the time. Did I mention that she works, scrapbooks, leads children’s ministry in her church, goes on mission trips, and blogs? Well it makes me feel a bit inadequate. (Isn’t that supposed to be the other way around? I thought daughter-in-laws feared living up to mother-in-laws’ expectations.) She far surpasses any expectations I would have.
It is the blogging that I want to mention today. (If you want to read how she manages all that, read her blog – 7feetnorth.) She just celebrated her first anniversary blogging and posted some links as to how to get started. Well, following her links and hearing Michael Hyatt, gave me the incentive to try it myself.
What will I write about? As God leads, I will attempt to write about life lessons, passions and praise. If my working through victories and defeats help encourage anyone, then it will be worth the time. Right now I have plenty of time because I am out of work with my leg problem. It will be more of a challenge when I return because I do not have the stamina that my daughter-in-law has. But I will put forth my best effort. I don’t know if my writing will be encouraging to you or not, but it will be for me. As I write, I am forced to reflect on what is most important in life.
Reason to praise – I have wonderful daughter-in-laws. (I will tell you about the other one in the future.)