Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Drumroll Please...

Oh, wait...I didn't tell anyone that I was starting a new blog. Hrm. I suppose that means that I should forgo the grandiose introduction. Or not. Maybe a big hoopla sort of blog inauguration is like a new store's "Grand Opening Extravaganza!" Or not.

That reminds me of one time, back when I was young, single and dreaming of a high-falutin' career back while I was still living in Dallas, Texas, a Chipotle had a huge "grand opening." They gave away free beer and burritos. At least that's what a trendy co-worker of mine told me (who, incidentally, *always* made it to the en vogue hang-outs. And, ironically, the hot-spot du jour of that evening happened to be a strip mall Chipoltle. Go figure. I digress...I do that religiously.). I didn't go. None-the-less, whenever I think of a grand opening, I think about a crowded Chipotle filled with loud tipsy co-eds all trying to out-cute the others. Eww. I get hives just imagining it. I'm glad that I stayed home.

Which segues nicely into the very simple reason that this blog is titled "A Homespun Heart." I used to be quite the social butterfly (middle school-- don't knock it! I'm sure that all you Shawnee friends remember Comet's games, movies like "The Cutting Edge," putt-putt, etc. We were some socially savvy junior highers...please throw me a bone and comment if you both read this AND remember the good'ol days)-- and from there my social impetus has been pretty much downhill. I'll spare you the details.

Suffice it to say: I got married. Had a baby. Tried to work at an office. Tried to work from home. Had another baby. Tried to go back to work again. BUT, my heart just couldn't push past the front door of my home. All I wanted, all my heart must've ever wanted, was to wrap myself up in this cozy life that God has lined out. When I try to wriggle my way out of it, it sucks me back in like a giant black hole. So, alas, my heart is intricately interwoven with my home and everyone within it. I wouldn't change a single thing.

I've been a little bit gun shy about starting another blog, so let me lay out my disclaimer so that I don't feel the urge to go back into blog-hiding.

This blog is simply a place for me to share my heart and to open up my home. We were not all created equal. We all have differing ideas about what is best for our families-- and *that* is an awesome thing! Let's keep it that way...something to be celebrated rather than a point to be scrutinized. My hope is that you will always leave my blog encouraged, never condemned or dejected!

Love Jesus. Love people. Simple.

I'm signing off now, but I'll be back...pinky promise. (Unless you don't heed the disclaimer, in which case, I'm back to hiding from all future blogging activities. For a while, anyway!)