Thursday, March 27, 2008

Who Am I?

Two days ago I completed a quilt....and posted this photo to an online quilting group I joined over a year ago. Several favorable comments were received...and instinctively I knew which members would take the time to say "good job" or words to that effect.

And then it hit me...the need we all have for affirmation - for someone to say "good job" - that pat on the back - just to let us know that what we did matters.

Then I started to think about this need for affirmation - and thus began ....

Who am I?

I'm a person who is trying to get to know God. I finally admitted that a relationship with Him is something that I really want. This means putting more effort in getting to know who He really is through his Word, the bible.

I am a wife. A wife to a man whom I dearly love more each day. Not only do I love him, I admire him. And I am his beloved.

I'm a mom. Two grown children and one grown nephew. A mom who is a much better mom than years ago - and as I get older, the more I understand just how vital being a mom is.

I'm a daughter. No matter old I am, when I go home I am pampered by my mom & dad. I respect both of them very much - and they're both quick to say how proud they are of me.

I'm a sister. I have one younger brother and one younger sister. My brother lives in the same city as mom & dad, so I don't get to see him as much as I would like to. He's definitely one on my list of those people I look up to - for a multitude of reasons. My sister lives just a couple floors below us so the opportunity exists frequently for us to do things together. I also admire her greatly for her fortitude and for a number of other reasons.

I'm a friend. While I don't have many friends, I do have several - one whom I have never met. Hopefully that will change in the near future. I do have high expectations of a friend - and I hope they have the same of me. Acceptance - flaws & all - and will always be there to listen & offer advice if needed.

I'm a quilter. Oh yes - now I can admit this. Just by that one word - confirmation. I received words of encouragement and words of praise for the quilt I made. Sadly, I wish I could have believed I'm a quilter long ago as I love this particular part of me.

But most of all - I want to be thought of as someone who not only talked about God but walked well in His ways. I've still got a long way to go...but I plan on getting there with God's help.



Lady Quilter said...

we all need someone to say "job well done" we need that ego boost! I like your quilt very much,love the colors!
I do so understand what you mean though. Working on the house my kids and I validate each other all the time. Like when Joanne glued the fairy door to the front of the house. Ted and I stood there "yep,yep, looks good" then back inside. :)

angel45402 said...

Donnajean - my first comment to my blog! How uplifting that was when I discovered it just moments ago.... You have indeed embodied the need to validate others within your own family - how heartwarming that is!