God's Amazing Creation

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I love God!! I am a travelling RN working in labor & delivery. I have an AWESOME son & daughter in law and a brand new grandson! They will be fabulous parents because THEY are outstanding. I love the Seattle Seahawks...my favorite player hands down is Richard Sherman for a number of reasons. I love to draw portraits and I am dabbling with mixed media painting...I suppose I'm an artist! I love photography, but I'm a novice & am constantly practicing as I make my way through God's wonderful creation.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Go Ahead, Make My Day!!

I have been away from my computer for a week or so. I came back & was catching up on my favorite blogs, when I found that I had been given the "Stylish Blogger Award"!
Yes, that made my day. The little things make me smile :)))

I understand that it is an unwritten rule that when you receive this award, you are requested (not obligated) to list 7 things about yourself that are not well known. This will be a tough one for me since I wear my feelings on my sleeves & I spout off at the mouth a bit too often...but I'll give it a shot.

  1. I am an RN. Before I started nursing school, as I sat with my newborn baby and pondered different professions, I was torn between becoming a nurse or a lawyer. Were either of these my first career choices? No. I wanted to be a truck driver. I LOVE road trips and that, I thought, would have been the ultimate life, a perpetual road trip. HA! Thank goodness I was bouncing a baby boy on my knee, helping me make wiser decisions!
  2. I've made TONS of mistakes, as if that's news to anyone. What do I believe to be the biggest ever? Letting go of my baby boy's Daddy. He was a keeper and I was too stupid and independent to realize it. Turns out that my boy is just like his Daddy though because they grew up in similar situations even though they first "connected" when he was 17! They have been crazy about each other ever since! My boy's other Momma (his Daddy's wife) is an absolutely beautiful, wonderful woman too, so my boy is in good hands regardless of where he happens to be.  God works in mysterious ways, huh?
  3. I spent a couple years in the Arkansas Department of Correction prior to saying my vows. (Saying those? Yes, my second biggest mistake) No, I was not incarcerated, I was working in the infirmaries and detention centers as a nurse. ;)
  4. I went to Guyana, South America on 5 separate occasions teaching God's word to those who had never heard it before. It was the most humbling experience of my life. I don't believe you can describe poverty until you have actually seen it with your own eyes, and the funny thing is that they will give you the shirt off their back if they believe it will benefit you. We Americans are awefully rich and we just don't realize or appreciate it.
  5. I was a sprinter & a shot put and discus thrower in jr high and the first years of high school. I did not graduate from H.S., but I believe that if I had, I could have been a college thrower. I threw the discus 125 feet my sophomore year of H.S. and apparently, having watched several college track meets, that's pretty far. I never quite broke the 60 second mark in the 400. It was my goal & I was closing in. Lovely that I can live vicariously through my son, huh?
  6. I have never stayed in one residence longer than 5 years since I was born. I attended 5 grade schools, 2 jr highs, & 5 high schools. I guess I'm a ramblin' woman?
  7. I am a die hard animal lover. I was bitten across the forehead by a german shepherd when I was about 5, then when I was 9 my babysitter's black lab ripped my hip open through my jeans for no apparent reason. I LOVE dogs. The first time I rode a horse, about 10ish, it decided to RUN back toward the stable, but on the way it found a picnic table where it thought I should stay so it stopped dead in it's tracks & threw me off. I LOVE horses. There is a pattern there....I won't go into it though, let's just say I'm a glutton for punishment ;) 

So there you have it...7 things some knew & some didn't but now you all do!
Thank you again for passing this award on to me.
I feel special.


  1. You are, indeed, special. And I feel like I know you so much better now. You are an interesting person with an interesting life. I love your down-to-earthedness (if I can coin a phrase).

  2. Thanks Clint. You're quite interesting as well!! I love the tales of you & Mrs Cindy!! &&& your "new do" looks great. Fun to hear about the whole experience :)

  3. Congratulations on your award. This is my first time on your blog, and after reading post where you wrote about the seven not too well known things about yourself, I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed reading it!

    Where I come from, poverty is all around. My country is full of glaring contrasts... the very rich and the very poor live side by side.

    The top most photograph on your blog is beautiful.

    The portrait you did of your son is amazing. You are gifted!

    Blessings on your day... just wanted to let you know I came by, and I do appreciate that you have decided to "follow" my blog.


  4. Lidj,
    Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate your kind words and am glad you enjoyed your visit here! I do love being an artist & I thank God for blessing me with the ability.

    I decided to follow your blog after reading it at Clint's recommendation, and I congratulate you on the award as well! What an honor!! I love to read & I love being able to make friends from all over the world! Thanks for allowing me to 'follow' & sharing with me!

    Blessings to you!

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