So for those of you who know me well this will be nothing new. But for those of you who follow this blog, consider this an introduction to the heart and mind and soul behind Of Such is the Kingdom.
I am a follower, a striver, and a builder for the Kingdom. I love the fact that there is more to life than what we can see and I believe fully that I have a huge part in the King's work.
I am a philosopher, a poet, a dreamer, and a fanatic about my husband.
I struggle daily with my love of "just" being a mommy and the feeling that I should be doing more. I love my children and I consider myself to be like a loving mommy bird: "Go, fly on your own!"
I am arrogant to a fault, and though I know this is a fault, I think I would rather be arrogant than falsely humble.
I love, love, love to read. There are few things better than diving into the world of Austin or Montgomery or Nesbit or Lewis or Tolkien or Hugo or Hawthorne or Barry or Poe or Mitchell...
I love beauty and music and color and art and warmth. (As I write I'm nearly sitting IN our fireplace as a fire merrily crackles and I have a perfect view through a picture window of the flakes falling outside.)
I would rather talk one-on-one. Social skills were not a huge part of my childhood and I am still learning those social graces that require one not to speak their mind at all times.
Though I'm not a huge fan of being one-of-a-crowd, I'm perfectly comfortable being a crowd-leader--a hostess, a teacher, a choir member, etc.
I have lots of big dreams, and you can ask anybody who knows me, the more far-fetched the better! I want to take our family out west and up east and overseas and on a cruise. I want to write a book and add an extra wing onto our house and adopt two children. (The list goes on...)
China is a magical word to me. It brings back three trips there and the beauty and fear and yawning need of a nation and culture that has 6000 years of recorded history behind it.
I am an enemy of time. One of the most beautiful and fascinating things about heaven to me is that there won't be any there. Hallelujah!
I could continue like this for many hours but, like most of you, there is laundry to be folded, snacks and dinner to be made, and a whole house and household to be tended.
Thanks for reading to the end (whew! you made it!) and happy day to you!