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.


  1. Mom, I'm looking forward to it. Thank you.

  2. Oh, Goody! Do I get to be the first ever commenter?! Yipee!

    Nanny, it's lovely!! I am so excited you've started a blog and I look forward to seeing your future posts and seeing some of those precious grandbabies of yours!

    Even I was a little shocked when I read 18!
    My goodness....that's a lot!

    Welcome to Bloggy World!

    Big Hug!

  3. Hi Janice/Nanny! I saw you on Nina's blog. You don't know me, but I just had to comment... I have a friend named Janice who is AKA Nanny. Isn't that weird? For a whole minute I thought you were she, but you lost me on the grandchildren. She has only 6. Your blog is lovely.

  4. Hi, I am Nina´s country neighbor in Spain!
    I have loved getting to know Nina and her family and so look forward to getting to know you and your precious grandchildren!

    Welcome to the Bloggy world! ;)

    I am so excited you have started a blog!

  5. Just wanted to say welcome to blogger world! Popping over from Nina's blog!

  6. Hi: I'm a bloggy friend of Nina's. I've been following her for awhile. I have enjoyed getting to know her and her family and I love her photos and getting to know a little about Portugal too. She told us about you starting to blog, so I wanted to meet you too. I hope you enjoy your journey into the blogging world!


  7. Enjoying your blog,maybe someday when I get brave I'll start one of these.