Monday, April 20, 2009


Today I begin a new venture. I will become a blogger, whatever that is. I have been a follower of several bloggs for about a year. I got started when my son, Michael, after answering the call to serve his Lord as a missionary to Portugal, took my precious daughter-in-law, Nina and five of my beloved grandchildren across the ocean from me.

Nina began her blog "Portugal Bound" before they left but I began following it daily after their arrival in their new home. It has kept me in touch with the family and has allowed me to feel like a part of their mission.

I have grown to enjoy reading several blogs which I linked to from hers. Finding that I really enjoyed learning about people from far away places and feeling as if I knew them almost on a personal level, I have decided to enter the blogisphere myself.

One of the great passions of my life is my grandchildren. One of my greatest longings is to spend as much time with them as possible. My soul is nourished when I am allowed to enter their worlds and get a glimpse into their hearts. I like cooking for them, talking walks and finding "treasures" that their mothers may not appreciate, telling them stories about my childhood, playing games with them and most of all, just sitting and talking about random events and topics that reveal to me their thoughts, problems, hopes and fears. Their ages range from 17 to 1. I am truly blessed!

Well, welcome to my blog. Come with me as I learn how to do this and I'll show you some secret places in my heart, 18 of them.