Thanks for joining me!
Hi! I am so happy that you stopped by! I feel like I have a lot to say so I hope you are sitting down. 🙂 I have really been thinking about starting a blog for quite some time, but I always thought it was too difficult and I really just didn’t make the time to figure it out. But guess what? I figured it out. It might be a little rocky for a while until I get the hang of it, but this is a good start for sure..
The reason that I decided to start this blog, well, actually, there isn’t just one reason there are many. One reason is, I am lonely. You know when you talk to people all day long so when you come home you do not really want to talk? Well, I don’t have that problem. I am an Art teacher, so pretty much the only conversation I am having during the day is with kids 13 and under, and then when I get home, there isn’t anyone to talk to. My husband is in the Army and he only comes home on the weekends. I feel as though I do not have the right to whine and complain about that because truly we chose this life we are living right now. Long story a little shorter, we decided that we would move back to this little town that we fell in love with back in 2010 when the Army moved us here. You know, being in the Army we literally move about every 3 years, so after we got to stay here for 3 years, we had to up and move again. After 16 moves in just about 16 years of marriage, we decided that we would settle our kids at one school, in one town so that they could finish school with one group of kids instead of always trying to make new friends. So here we are… But my husband couldn’t come. He is stationed somewhere else and although we feel as though God really placed us in this place for reasons I will explain later, it is really hard to be apart all the time.
Even though I have kids, they are older now and both of them are extremely involved in sports and both of them actually have jobs. They are 16 and 13. So there are many nights, actually most nights that I get home from work and I do not really see them until dinner time. So I am in this house… alone! Sure I have my dogs, and a bearded dragon that I love very much. Ok I really must be lonely, did I just say I love our bearded dragon??? Wow! Never in my life would I have guessed that I would fall in love with a lizard!! This lizard, named Ragnar, you know the most fearsome and bravest Viking of all time, (this is coming from my boys who are in love with Vikings) anyway, this lizard has stolen my heart! I find myself talking to him all the time like he is a baby.. which he is a baby, only 5 months old, but not a human baby.. Anyway, I feed him sometimes when my son is not home. He eats roaches and crickets and worms! Yep, I touch those things to feed this dang lizard, but again, I love him. Ok ok, I don’t really “touch” the bugs with my actual fingers, I get a stick or tonight I got some keys to scoop the worms out and I let the crickets just jump to their death inside his cage, so I really didn’t have to touch them, but you know, I like to sound brave. Anyway, I do not know how I got off on this Ragnar rant, but basically I spend more time with my animals than any humans.. (Insert laughing emoji)
My whole point in all of this is that even though I feel alone, and actually, I am alone a lot, God says that he will never leave me. I have been really pressing in to God a lot more lately. Wanting to learn more and more and wanting to free myself of some battles that I fight within. That is why I named this blog, “The Fight in Me” I feel like no matter where I am at in my life, no matter what age, or what town I live in, what weight I am, no matter what, I am always fighting a battle. There is always something…But do I lay down and surrender? Or do I stand up and fight?
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton