Thursday Things...

10.16.2008

His Gift

Last night I attended a parenting workshop that is being offered at a friend's church. It was a really nice experience and I'm glad that I went and I'm looking forward to attending the rest of the sessions that are being offered. I am so guilty of getting in a routine and sticking with it just because it's safe or because it seems to be working. Upon moving here one of the main things that I've discovered about myself is that I do really well when pushed outside of my self proclaimed "Jenny" comfort zone, or when I'm challenged to look out beyond myself or do things that have the potential to better myself and my family in a more obvious way. Of course I always am striving to better myself and my family...it's just that I've never approached the process involving others, does that make sense? The point is, I'm discovering a safe place where I feel connected and understood and where I see others on the same path as I, and it helps. It helps my perspective, it helps my confidence as a mother and a wife and it helps to not feel alone in a world that in my eyes is so disconnected with what is real and important. I am so happy that doors continue to open here for us...and that I'm making the decisions to walk through them.

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Nat said...

Oh this is amazing!!!

Linda Rodriguez said...

Such a gorgeous page! I'm glad that you are reaching out beyond your comfort zone. That's a good thing to do sometimes. :)

milkcan said...

Oh, wow, Jen. YOur layout is AMAZING!

inara said...

oooooooooooh I really love that layout!!!!

Yummers! said...

What a lovely post. Your layout is beautiful, creative, and inspiring. I need/want to free myself up and find the real artist within myself. I'm so locked into one style of scrapping. Ali's last few weeks have really inspired me to plan my next album... which I've already started doing with my Thanksgiving album. I have to think "templates".

I loved your narrative on your post... read it several times. It gave me a lot to think about.
Thank you for a great start to this new day!
Joni

Pearl Maple said...

Great page, thanks for sharing your delightful scrapbook page.

Life & parenting is an amazing journey, if you have opportunities to be exposed to new thoughts and ideas, who knows it might be something worthwhile.

Anja said...

Wow - I absolutely love this layout!