I suppose if I were a real blogger I would write something creative or witty or inspirational or wise.
But since I am not, we will just go with this…
Since post #1…
I turned fifty.
My friend Kim and I did a 120+ mile Bike Ride for the Homeless.
We adopted a cute little puppy who is now a handsome 65 lb. and growing dog.
We learned to trust God on a new level.
We opened our hearts to baby boy jacobs who will be arriving in May.
Filling in all around those big things were the small every day things that make up the fabric of our lives. Things like family dinners, friendships, pain and confusion, joy and laughter, hugs from God, books, music, a church without walls, encouragement, love, dog training, budgets, stress, learning to be still, peace, contentment, simplfying, projects, giving, receiving, ugliness, beauty, growth, discovery, fear, security and so on. Sometimes I ask myself why I blog. Sometimes I want to write a post and have nothing to say. But then I have to go back here. And remind myself that this place called “ruthi’s reflections” is just a place to gather my scattered thoughts.
The fact that you find time to stop by is a gift. I am thankful for the time you have taken to type out a few words in the form of comments. Words that encourage the soul and add warmth and meaning to my scattered thoughts.
I have some ideas for the next 100 posts. We will have to see if life and my ideas get along.
Thank you my friends. You have encouraged me.