Everyone’s on the blogging bandwagon so I thought I would hop on board. I am a wife, mother and grandmother (people say I don’t look old enough to have grandchildren – I think they’re just being nice). I also come from a huge family – the kind people write books about – huge. I have 4 sisters and 4 brothers; add me into the mix and that’s 9. Don’t forget the spouses, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren – well, you get the picture. Our mom and dad are in heaven, but they left each of us with a wonderful legacy – a love of family. My siblings and I made a promise to each other that we would have a family reunion every year. This marks our 8th year of reunions, each sibling taking a turn planning it. It’s lots of fun, fellowship and food. All of our family get-togethers seem to revolve around food. Our parents were both amazing cooks and passed on to all of us a love of cooking and eating. These days I’m trying to eat healthier, so that’s why I’ve started this “I Want to Be Healthy” blog. As I start that downhill slide to the other side, I find aches, pains and ailments creeping in. I don’t want to end like that. I want to end well, not only in how I live and love, but in my health and well-being. The Apostle John said, “I pray that you would prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers.” I want that too!
The photo below is of my grandchildren, the absolute loves of my life. I want to be around to see their children. So here’s to good health for all of us.
Update – December, 2012. Our oldest daughter had her baby boy on December 9 – Rowan Knox Kirkpatrick! To even things up our son and daughter-in-law are adopting three little girls from the Democratic Republic of the Congo! For their story click here: An International Adoption Story. That will give us eight grandchildren: 4 boys and 4 girls!