A rainy day in DeYang. China
- Rhonda Sittig, wife, mom, friend, teacher, thankful blogger, child of God
- WHY WOULD I EVER WANT TO BLOG?:
- The blogs I like to read are mostly by young, bright, talented, inventive people. They do brilliant photography, have fresh ideas and their writing goes for sassy to sparkling. Oh, there’s the smartsy blogs too, clever people with deep ideas that set you to thinking. So why on earth would I think I could write a blog?Here’s why:
To keep a record of all that makes me thankful. It’s good for me to read back over years and be reminded of all that’s gone behind.
To send off recipes to friends. This morning Christine told me she made the tortilla soup and Glenda asked where to find the Cherry oatmeal bars post. I love that.
To remember worthwhile books. Keep an account of some I’d like to go back to.
To have a little journal of events in our family–weddings, babies, holidays, visits back and forth.
To jot down memories and pictures of travels near and far– great fun to relive those trips.
To put a bit of me down in writing that perhaps my grand girls would see some day. Maybe Charlotte would like her great grandma’s apple cake recipe or to read about how I love being her grandmother.
It’s not a place to bare my soul. I have my friends I meet with every week to pray and share life’s ups and downs. But I hope to keep a sort of record of who I am. It will be lovely to read through all the years when I’m sitting in the old folks home someday!!
So if you’re reading this, thank you. It’s a joy to write to you.
- ABOUT MY FAMILY & ME
- Larry and I live in a small house under the green maple trees. It is an orderly place, filled with books, chocolate cake and memories. We have four children, now scattered. Micah and his Jodi, in Shanghai with 3 dear girls. We dote on their every long distance video. Aaron & his adorable Jessica work at facebook and live in SF. Ani and Brian live in a pretty row house in SF. She spends her days at Seatme and Brian is an Apple engineer. And Laurel, after wandering the country, has settled in SF as well, adding her creative spark to Photojojo. My day by day job is teaching 3rd grade, satifisying when a child masters long division or reads through the BFG. But my vocation is the people I love, my family, (What a joy to set extra plates around the table when kids are home with us!) and the women I meet with to talk and pray each week— Joys, such as kid’s weddings, big accomplishments, new grandkids, insights from God’s word tie us together– as well as heartaches of unexpected surgeries, marriages gone awry, job problems. I thank God for the best parents, 4 dear children, friends I can grow old with and a home and life with my Larry. God is good.