A lot has happened since then and while I still have three children (10, 7, 5) they are a little older now and can wipe their own heinies which leaves me a lot more time to socialize with real actual human beans (as the BFG would say.) If you just got that reference you probably have a second grader!
The focus of this blog is still family and parenthood but not nearly as much as before. I once heard someone say that we are all gifted in some way and the use of those gifts for our own benefit is called "talent." However; if we use the gifts God has given us and point them back to him, it's called "grace." God has given me a talent of writing. Not that I'm a great writer but just that I have this intense desire to write and can put words together in a way that people can understand.
For a long time I used my gift for myself but it wasn't fulfilling, in fact, it seemed like work. Now, I have a strong desire to use it for something more meaningful. I want to write about my walk and point it all to God. He teaches me things on a daily basis and I want to chronicle them so that firstly, I don't forget but also so that others can read it and say, "hmmm, I never thought of it that way." I don't think that God teaches us lessons only for ourselves. The whole point is to share so that others may be touched.
I write honestly and while I'm speaking of honest, I should say that I'm also quite a bit sarcastic (sometimes vulgar- pray for me) and I write a whole lot of things that might not be right. You know why? Because I'm not a theologian or a pastor or a television evangelist. I'm Licha...someone who is reading her bible every day and praying and trying her best to walk the narrow path while slipping from time to time and falling on my keister.
I openly admit that I don't know everything. I'm a work in progress. I'm not going to apologize for that because to take myself seriously and attempt to do everything perfectly right would be too much pressure. I don't want to be an example of perfection (not possible) or even as someone to follow. I want you to see how completely average and flawed I am and recognize me not for what I do but for what God accomplishes in this average and flawed person and know that he can accomplish the same through you.
As far as statistics go, here are some details:
I am married (to my best friend and the greatest husband ever)
I am the mother of three (I have one child with adhd and one with pddnos (autism) )
I am hispanic (my dad is from Mexico, my mom from Colorado)
I am originally from Oklahoma (the panhandle-aka no man's land)
I live in Connecticut (9 years)
I am a stay at home mother (Jack of all trades)
I love to read, garden, laugh, be silly, watch cooking shows, take walks, play practical jokes, color outside the lines, surprise people, pray in the shower, run my toes through sand, stick my hand out the car window.
I have one dog, two cats, one guinea pig, two hermit crabs and one fish (in other words I'm a zookeeper)
I love to be tickled!
I have a degree in political science yet hate politics. Go figure.
I can play a mean clarinet.
I love all types of music but my favorite song is "Hotel California"
I am redeemed, forgiven and changed.
I am God's child.
I am his masterpiece.
That gives you the picture. In the categories section of my blog, the top three topics are blogging, parenting and God. And that's exactly what you'll find here! Thanks for reading :)