WELCOME — COME ON IN! I’m so glad you’ve come by. I’m guessing you’re visiting from UBF 2012 hosted by 5 Minutes for Moms. This is a great opportunity for some of us to visit and for others to meet new friends in the blogosphere. Why don’t you pull up a chair to my kitchen table and we’ll chat over a cup of tea and something to nibble on.
LET ME INTRODUCE MYSELF
My name is Sherrey and I’m chief blogger here at Not Just A Name. I’m a Christian, wife, mom, grandma and great-grandma. We have three children, four grandchildren and now two great-grandkids. I usually refrain from writing too much about our children’s families as I like to respect their privacy and lives as much as possible. My husband and I are both retired, and we absolutely love being together 24/7. Of course, there are a few exceptions — his two musical groups and choir, and my passion for Mothers of Preschoolers. We attend the Presbyterian church and enjoy reading, musical opportunities, gardening, and when I have time, I dabble in knitting, quilting and garment sewing.
ENOUGH ABOUT ME . . . ABOUT MY BLOG
I like to focus on faith-oriented pieces, often finding ways to include support there for moms and wives. However, I’m also in the process of writing a memoir about my own mom and me, and frequently I will post something about my childhood or excerpts from my draft. Unfortunately, you might be exposed to some old black-and-white photos there, but I kind of think they’re fun.
The best part of blogging for me is that it keeps me writing, something I have to do at some point in every day. It is my passion, and I am so blessed that God has called me to use this gift to reach out to others. I hope you’ll find the time to visit occasionally.
I firmly believe that Jesus calls each of us by the name we are given, and we are uniquely His own. Yet we are so much more than just a name — Johnny’s mom, Bill’s wife, Mary’s grandma, Sally. We have dreams, hopes, desires, creative ideas, families, children — all of which go into making us more than the names we are called. Yes, there’s something more inside each of us, each of you.
Enjoy the party! And after you’ve finished partying, come on over to see me again. I’d love to chat with you some more.