Monday, September 28, 2009

Five Words

One day last week Terra at Terra's Garden participated in a blog game in which she would give you five words to describe yourself. The intent of this was for us to get to know each other better. Since I'm a little late in getting this done I'm not going to ask that you link to me if you want to participate. Just ask me for your five words and we'll see where it goes. As I get more familiar with blogging I hope to start a blog hop of my own someday.

My five words are:

WHY: Why do I blog? In April of this year I was introduced to blogging when my sister told me about a baby who was in need of our prayers. This baby was
Jonah. His mother blogs about his struggles with EB here. After this introduction I started following a few more and decided that this might just be something I would enjoy. Most of my days are spent sitting in my big blue recliner in our bedroom, in our house, in Concord, NC. Since the latter part of 2006, I have been disabled with degenerative disc disease, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogrens Syndrome, which is attacking my nervous system, along with a few other things that make it extremely hard and very painful for me to walk. Blogging lets me visit places all over the country and even the world. As of now I have been in many of the 50 states, England, Australia, and Romania. It sure beats just sitting in my room all day.

RUN: Running is something that I sure wish I could still do. Many of my fond memories of playing with my children involve playing outdoors. We spent many hours at the pool, time playing tag and hide-and-go-seek, and hunting for fireflies in our own yard. Many of my grandchildren can remember when I played with them too but the little ones will only remember me in a wheel chair. We still build memories reading books, watching movies, etc. It would be wonderful if I could see them more often.

TULIP: Tulips are among my favorite flowers. Along with daffodils they are the first signs of spring and I love spring because it means the end of cold weather. There are a lot of people who don't like the heat of summer but even though it can be hard to handle some days it is much better than the increase in pain that comes with the cold. Even with my health problems, I am so blessed above and beyond a lot of people.

POEM: Terra, you made me laugh with this one. Poetry is among my very favorite things. As any of you who have read my blog know I love to both write and read poetry. For me it is so much easier to put my feelings down when I can do it in rhyme. From the time I was a little girl I have been fascinated with words. I can remember while traveling finding an object in the distance and then trying to match it with as many rhyming words as I could.

LAUGH: Although there are many, many things I cannot do I can still laugh. Laughter is one of God's greatest blessings. In John 15:11 Christ says that, "These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that you joy might be full." What a wondrous thing that our Savior not only wants us to be joyful but that He wants us to have His joy and wants our joy to be full. We have so very much for which to be thankful. No matter what our physical, emotional or financial state we are assured that if we follow in the steps of Christ we will have a home in Heaven where there will be no more pain, suffering or tears. Thank you Father.

Remember if you want five words of your own to incorporate in a post just leave me a comment. This is a wonderful way for us to share with each other and for me to learn a little more about what makes you tick.

Have a wonderful week.

God Bless,


  1. Mimmy,

    What a fabulous five! I am so sorry to hear about your limited mobility! I am praying that in time hopefully you will feel much better. You have been a true friend and a wonderful inspiration to me each and every time I stop by here.

    Thank you once again for my wonderful and beautiful poem. I love it so much!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  2. Oh, sweet are running faster than are running a new race with the Lord full of glorious adventures and stops along the way. I want you to look at the word "run" in a new way from this day forward.

    Thank you for sharing a little about your struggles and the blessing blogging has brought into your life. God always has a beautiful plan. He takes our struggles and uses them for HIS glory.

    Blessings, love, hugs, and prayers, andrea

  3. I loved reading your "Five Words". I had five words a couple of weeks ago and they can be kinda tough,but it was fun:) Thanks for sharing!


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