June 12, 2007

The 7 things I love about Me

Well Suzanne at Living to tell the Story has tagged me for this meme and I have to agree with her it is a hard one. Why do we women have such a hard time finding things about ourselves that we love? Well...here it goes..

1. The number one thing that I love about myself is that I am saved by grace through faith as the gift of God. This allows me to love other things about myself because without Christ there is NO good thing in me no not one!

"For by grace are ye saved, through faith and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God." Ephesians 2:8

2. I love that I LOVE children. I always have. My doors are always open and my home is always full of them. I have always been willing to have the Lord bless my womb and always thought I would have a quiver full. The Lord has seen fit to bless me with 3 beautiful girls and they are each 5 1/2 years apart. I'm still petitioning the Lord for more if it is in His will!

3. I love that I snort when I laugh really hard. (This is one I have grown to love and use to hate! :))

4. I love that I am passionate about other people. When listening, learning or reading about them I feel their pain, their joy. I am able to put myself into the shoes of others and experience to the best of my capabilites what they are going through.

5. I love that I cry. I cry about everything. I cry when I am happy and when I laugh. I cry when I'm sad. I cry when I don't know what I'm crying about.

6. I love that I homeschool. I am so glad that God called me into this journey and that I was obedient to His call. I love too that I was determined and didn't quit or give up during times of doubt, times of comparing them, and times of listening to others around me. I love that I didn't allow education to become our god but that we stayed focused on the one true Living God and are allowing His plan to come forth in our journey.

7. I love that I have learned to be content with myself the way I am. Would I like to lose some weight or do this and do that? Yes. But it doesn't control me or who I am. I am not defined by my weight or my looks. I'm not afraid to sing, or to speak, or to play volleyball!

Well I suppose I'm suppose to tag some others and again I am going to tag You, You and Tammy over at Tammy's Moments


Penless Thoughts said...

Hi Jenileigh - I came back to your page to read some more. I really enjoyed this post and the things you said.

I really like your name. Two of my favorite blog friends are named Jen & Leigh Ann so you must be one that's going to become a blog friend, too!!!! :o)

I'm linking you to my bloglinks.

Cindy Swanson said...

Hi Jenileigh! I love the look of your blog, and I love your name.

It's really hard to think of things we love about ourselves. But I think it's good to try to do that. We as women often feel like we have to be self-effacing...we can't even take a compliment! You did a great job with your post.

Irritable Mother said...

I love number seven. Good for you!!!

Susanne said...

Wow, those were awesome answers you listed. LOVE #1 and the fact you listed it. And #7 really is a priceless attitude. That is really awesome. I'm a cryer too! At the oddest things. :v)

Thanks for playing along.