In Case You Are Curious
My name is Dawn. I moved to rural Ohio with my family during the summer of 2009. I love the area…especially at night when I am able to enjoy the stars in the sky without any street lights to obscure the view. I love the Lord, my family, and friends. I have an old soul…and enjoy all things vintage. Hmmm….I sort of think of myself as eclectic elegant….or vintage with a twist. I love to travel and I enjoy meeting new people and making new friends. My plan is to one day—when I have the time— write a book.
Wow. I keep adding to my About Me page. I started out at 39, then added more at 40, and now at 41.
Something about me that has become more evident as I’ve aged…I’m more aware of my heart health. No, I’m not really talking about cardio-vascular health (though that is important and I do exercise everday and try to eat better)…I’m really talking about showing love to my family and friends, allowing my heart to be touched by the little things in life, (that turn out to really be the big things), and my general, overall attitude. My family has been through some very unsettling, life changing things this year. I have struggled….and I’m sure I will continue to struggle with certain issues, but I hope I’m now able to look on certain issues with wisdom. God continues to work on this heart of mine. I’m glad He loves me enough to not give up on me. He diligently works on me…cutting away the stuff that is not really important, filling my heart with a love only He can give and then patiently waiting for me to heal. God is good all the time. Even when I don’t understand, I trust His hand.
New Addendum: Now that I’ve turned 40, I thought I’d add something else to my “About Me” page. Here are some things that I’ve learned:
–Life is short for everyone. Make the most of the time you have.
–Be kind. It always matters.
–Words have power, so use them wisely.
–Tell those you love, that you love them. They need to hear it.
–Don’t just survive, LIVE life. You only go around once.
–Take a chance. You’ll never know unless you try.
If I had to pick out 39 words (for each of my 39 years) to describe myself or things I like, then these would be it:
Christian, wife, mom, teacher, family, home schooler, loyal, love, trustworthy, peacemaker, coffee, tea, reader, researcher, old-fashioned, quiet, organized, self-controlled, warm, candles, mittens, cozy, quilts, traveling, history, games, walking, antique shops, vintage, quirky, smile, memories, decorating, friends, internet, casual, chocolate, ice cream, and teddy bears.