I like hanging with kids, I really do. I’ve been doing it since 1970 when I first gave my heart to Jesus. Almost immediately God called me to hang with the kids. When I was first saved, I had the exciting privilege of hanging with them as a child evangelist when I traveled with an evangelistic team. I’ve hung out with them in Sunday School classes, Children’s Church, as a teacher for several years at a home school co-op, various Wednesday night programs, Sidewalk Sunday and other outreach programs, as a mother and now a grandmother. God has been good to me by allowing these wonderful kiddos to be a part of my life. They have blessed me, challenged me, unconditionally loved me, infuriated me, exhausted me, encouraged me, made me smile, laugh and cry. One thing is for sure, it really does help to be a little bit crazy. It makes things more interesting and fun for the children as well as for me, and the craziness probably has helped keep me sane (sometimes).
I’m not exactly sure which way this blog is headed. I do know it will have a lot to do with children. Perhaps along the way, I can encourage you as a parent, grandparent, teacher or simply as one who loves children. I enjoy writing children’s stories so maybe I’ll go in that direction as well and share some of my ideas and creative writings.
Let’s get one thing straight, right off the bat. I don’t have it altogether when it comes to being a parent, grandparent, or teacher. I’ve made my fair share of mistakes (and then some) so don’t expect me to do this perfectly. You’re more likely to learn from my mistakes than from my successes. Hopefully, though, the journey will be a little bit crazy and a whole lot of fun.