Thursday, January 24, 2013

Building Blocks

With a 3 year old book in the house, I definitely know a lot about building blocks! They come second only to trains in his mind! And he often makes a garage for his trains with them!

But as I look at life I see that we have many building blocks and it struck me that we are impatient people! We don't want to wait to build the foundation before we add the details!

I am seeing that in my life in so many ways! So I am falling back! What exactly are the building blocks in my life! What is my foundation?

For me the obvious one is God. He is the foundation of all. And if I were to look at this like a tree instead, He would be my roots! With Jesus being the trunk! But what are the branches? I have so many different aspects of my life and I need to truly define what my basic building blocks are! I don't think I can move on without that!

So let's start with some basic subjects! What makes up my life? Who am I? (And I am instantly overwhelmed!)

I am a child of God.

I am a wife. (Twice)

I am a widow. (more later on that!)

I am a Mommy to a 14 year old girl. (Need I say more!)

I am a Mommy to a 12 year old girl.

I am a Mommy to a 7 year old girl.

I am a Mommy to a 3 year old boy.

I am a daughter.

I am a sister.

I am a friend.

I am a volunteer.

I am a youth leader.

I am a housekeeper.

I am a driver for the Amish.

I am a blogger.

I am an aspiring business owner.

I am a mentor.

I am a wanna be mentee! (In search of a mentor)

I am an artist.

I am a scholar.

I am a person who hates saying no.

I am a gardener.

I am a reader.

I am a chef.

I am a baker.

I am a giver.

I think that is probably enough to start my list! How about you? Have you ever taken the time to define who you are?  Care to share some of that here?

I plan on addressing some of these areas in future blogs so stay tuned!


  1. Wow. Food for thought. Thanks.

    1. So where is your list Edith? Who are you? Because I decided after lots of prayer that I can't move on to where I want to GO unless I figure out where I am!