Top Two Tuesday

I decided yesterday, that I am going to blog hop all this week, in the hopes of  breaking out of my gray weather, snowy, sunless, restless, blah mood.  I love reading other about other people’s lives in their blogs….

I love that people can be so transparent on their blogs, and that you can laugh with them, cry with them and learn things about yourself while reading someone else’s story. I love “real” people.  Not the kind that want you to think they have it all together. But the ones that will admit that they too, have a closet packed full of totally random and unnecessary objects….who needs 423 plastic grocery sacks? (apparently I do.) I love to read about people living life that is authentic,  not staged. not perfect. not painless. Just Real.

Top 2 Things You Collect:
1.  Crosses,   I have a wall full of them.  When people buy me a gift they typically buy me a cross.  All sizes, colors and styles.  I have one that is the most precious gift I’ve been given.  It was from a friend of mine that wanted to honor little miss Ireland in a way that would be meaningful to me.  She bought a simple black iron cross and attached these sweet pink glass letters to it and spelled out her name, and her birthday.  It reminds me to keep looking forward, with hopeful anticipation of our reunion and for the blessed gift that the cross truly is.  A ransom paid for me, that promises me an eternity with a sweet-pea princess whom I didn’t get to know on earth. 

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2.  Books, I am a reader…I read everyday, in the car (not while driving), in my bed, in the bathtub, sometimes at the dinner table…. I love to read.  I love being transported somewhere new and exciting, learning things about people that I wouldn’t have known.  I was lucky growing up that my parents encouraged reading.  It is especially fun now, because we pass along books like most people pass out gum. If I weren’t careful, I could easily end up on that show Hoarders, someone may find me someday buried in a stack of books….(that doesn’t sound like a bad way to die.  🙂

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  1. Visiting from Taylor's link up. I just read your story and with being pregnant myself, it brought me to tears. Very hard to deal with… I can only imagine. Your family is beautiful; looking forward to reading more 🙂

  2. hello there! i too love to read, currently i am reading my husband's men's journal magazine, since i havent had the time to order any new books. you should post a picture of your wall of crosses, very fitting for this week.

    thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog. now i'm off to read the story of miss ireland.

    ps we almost moved to billings last year. it was a beautiful place. i found this little sanwich shop that i ate at everyday we were there.

  3. I knew about reading and you, but I didn't know about your cross collection! That is neat to read about especially the special one in remembrance of Ireland. I am sure you treasure all of the and the message of the cross with what Jesus did for us so that we have hope no matter how terrible our lives can be going at the time.

    It is neat too with reading, hoping you pass that passion on to the boys; always a good thing to do, to read to open up whole new worlds!

    nice to see you doing these blog hops 🙂


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