Friday, January 19, 2007

Greetings From Country-Charm...First Post

Hey Y'all!

As a famous American, Minnie Pearl, was known for saying, "I'm so glad to be here!"

It has been said that a journey begins with the first step. This is my first posting on my journey into blogland. I have received so much pleasure from reading your blogs, and hearing your experiences, and seeing glimpses into your lives.

My next door daughter, "Picket Fence Mom", insists that I can do this. When our girls were learning to ride their bicycles and would get discouraged, I can remember hearing myself saying, "You can do it!" over and over again. I suppose I need to heed my own advice. I'm not familiar with many of the blogging terms, and I'm sure I'll make some bobbles along the way...but please be patient with me. My mother always said, "Anything somebody can do a lot of, I can do a little of."

I haven't climbed any tall mountains, or flown around the globe, or anything spectacular. But I have been blessed by beautiful sunrises, sunsets, rainbows, precious family (natural and church), baby lambs, devoted pets, dear friends, flowers, and so many other things not bought with money.

So many of you have such deep thoughts and so ably express them. I know what I feel, but sometimes it's difficult to convey thoughts to paper (or in this case, screen). I never want to disappoint my Heavenly Father. I am abundantly blessed every day.

The photo at the top is of my front door. After removing the Christmas wreath, it was too early for spring flowers. So I walked around the yard and gathered greenery. After placing a container for water in the hanging basket, I just stuck the greenery in. So...welcome! Come for a visit anytime!

God Bless.


Anonymous said...

OOOOH! PRETTY! Your blog looks really great and we can't wait to read more wonderful posts!
Welcome to the Blog World!

Your two loving twin grandaughters.

picketfencemom said...

Yay Mam! You can do it...picture yourself riding a bicycle! LOL I know you will have lots of wonderful things to share. Of course, I'm not biased at all about having such a terrific, talented, 'can-do-anything' Mother!
Seriously, I know you'll enjoy this new journey into the blogosphere!
Love you,

Beth J. said...

I agree, YAY for Mam! Welcome to the world of blogging. Can't wait for you to share some of your many talents with us!

Morgan said...

Welcome to blogging. I look forward to visiting here often.

Mrs. U said...

Mrs. Betty, your blog is SO lovely!! I really like your front entrance to your home- you've given me decorating ideas!!!!

I look forward to getting to know you more!!

I am Mrs. U and I, too, am married to a minister. We are blessed ladies, aren't we?

Mrs. U

Susan P. said...

Welcome Mrs. Betty! I'm Susan P. and my blog home is called A Place Called Home. Your lovely daughter Amy is a dear blogging friend of mine. The entrance to your home is so lovely, it makes me want to come on the inside for a visit! I am looking forward to "visiting" with you often!

Kelli said...

Welcome to the blogging world Mrs. Betty! Amy is a sweet friend of mine and I'm so glad to be able to meet her mom! :0)
Your blog looks wonderful and I'm looking foward to my visits here. Your front entrance is gorgeous and oh, your front door greenery looks incredible!
Thanks for having us over!

deb said...

Hi Betty ~ just found your blog from your comment on Susan P's blog! So I popped over here to visit. Congratulations on starting a blog - if you're any bit like me, you will become addicted (in a good way!) to keeping in touch with new acquaintances across the country. I've enjoyed it so much!

You do have a beautiful front entranceway! Thank you for sharing. I'll pop back in to visit occasionally.

Wildflower Cabin said...

Hi Betty! Thank you for visiting my blog today. Of course I had to pop in and see who you are and I love what I see! Your blog feels warm and welcoming (love your front door photo!). I know you will enjoy blogging and will continue to make wonderful friends. I'll stop by often!

Shabby in the City said...

I have found that blogging is actually a ministry in itself. Just last week a blogger by the name of boomama set up a fund in hopes to raise $1000 for another blogger who was losing her kidney function on both sides. The donations were over $9000 when she decided to 'get out of Kelli's business' and leave the rest to her. Two bloggers actually offered kidneys to Kelli! Amazing.
From the 'sound' of your talk...we could be neighbors! Ha! Y'all come see us :)

Hillside Garden said...

Hi Betty, I found your blog in the moment. You are new in the bloggerworld.
I wish you a wonderful time during all of us and a Happy Valentines Day.

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