I shared a piece last year about this time, of a piece I wrote entitled “I am From”. It was inspired by my friend Sylvia over at Christian Homekeeper. At the time, I thought I should write a second one titled “Where I Am”, and am finally getting around to it. I hope you enjoy it.
I am in small town Alabama. I am in the laundromat once a week, in seemingly endless days that flow one into the next.
I am in a four room duplex, kitchen windowsill lined with mason jars, azaleas in full bloom out front, and a barking dog staked under budding pecan trees wrapped in ferns.
I am in dreamland, missing past days and gathering ideas in mental preparation for the future when I will again bask in the warmth of the sun and enjoy the bounty of my own garden.
I am older now and growing gray.
I am a Hedges, yet, still very Engblade and Schappert, combined with Lewis, Davis, and Durrett.
I am a child of God. Learning to lean, learning to wait, and learning to rest in Him.
I am filled with joy, that often spills out in cleansing tears.
I am Roman Catholic, stained glass windows, incense and bells; daily Readings and confession; the Eucharist, the Liturgy, and the Communion of the Saints. I’ve taken up my cross, put on Christ and am clothed in His righteousness.
I am “using it up, wearing it out, making it do, or doing without”.
I am a Gypsy, en route from Idaho to PEI; from PEI to Alabama, and from here to God knows where and when. I’ve seen better days, but I’ve definitely seen worse. I am both despised and loved, judged and shown mercy, shunned and welcomed. I have everything I need, and much of what I want, yet still, I find myself discontent, wanting more.
I am prone to impromptu game nights, uncontrollable laughter and biweekly weigh-ins at my sister’s place. I am in great company on frequent drives to the city and Saturday garden workdays at the farm.
I am listening to one of five Pandora stations, depending on my mood. I am singing along; either reminiscing or learning something new. I am on facebook, wordpress, and the message board. I’m all about my grandbabies, my family, my blog, and my invisible friends, with occasional drama and basement hideouts during severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings.
I am becoming increasingly aware that I am part of a bigger picture, though for now I am in this little duplex, in Small Town, AL, with big dreams and a growing faith in my Great Provider.