Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Owning It! 20 {Possibly Unpopular} Truths

My sweet friend Elise shared a two-part "Owning It" series last week, complete with a link up!  I'm getting in on it at the last minute, but better to join in on the fun late than not at all though, right? ;)

Ready for some transparency and {possibly unpopular} truth???

*  Without hesitation I would give up my smartphone, tv, internet, new outfits for a year, you name it, if necessary to afford my life as a homemaker and full-time mommy!

*  I can NOT get enough of Disney!  At the end of our longest trip to WDW {17 days} I was still so sad to leave!

*  I say too much.  Compliment my top and I'll tell you where I bought it, what a bargain I got on it, what other colors were available, and how you can score a discount too!

*  I talk too fast. Even after 15 years together, my hubby still has to tell me to  s l o w  d o w n  sometimes.

*  As chatty as I am, I really don't like talking on the phone.

*  I tend to be a lit'l {okay, maybe a LOT} on the loud side, and my volume is directly linked to my passion over the topic at hand.  If the story is a good one I'll try to tone it down, but I'll likely be sharing it at the top of my lungs and laughing as happy tears stream down my face!

*  I talk to strangers.  If you're next to me in produce I'll likely mention what a great deal we're both getting.  That'd be because I look for sales on anything I need and will go to three stores if necessary to save money.  ...and I plan out those drives to hit up the sales when nearby for something else so I don't waste a drop of gas.

*  I find great joy in serving my family in little ways.  Every weeknight I choose and set out work clothes for my hubby.  I pop out of bed the moment his alarm goes off to make him breakfast and pack him a lunch. He'd love me no less if I stayed in our cozy bed, but he works so hard for our family that any way I can show extra care, love, and support to him (and make his life a teensy bit easier) I think its so worth the effort.  I love spending that time with him before he heads off to work hard for our family!  

*  I believe every day is sprinkle worthy!

*  I don't make my kids play sports.  Little One requested to do taekwondo.  I love that she desires to do it and wasn't among the majority who quit after earning a black belt.

*  Our home is small (by american standards), yet I'd be perfectly content living out the rest of my life here.  Our girls share a bedroom and we all share one bathroom.  Things I love about it:   We're always close.  I don't have to clean rooms we'd rarely use.  I only have one toilet to scrub.  The best part, I don't have to work outside of the home to enjoy living in my home!

*  I sing around the house a lot.  Whatever I'm doing, I'm probably changing the lyrics to a song to fit that activity.  Music makes my heart light. :)

*  I'm not a natural blonde ...and have been covering gray hairs with those fabulous faux bottles of hair dying goodness since my late 20s.

*  I LOVE to travel but driving outside of my own city makes me {sweaty palms} nervous!!!

*  I'm an all or nothing kinda girl.  This has led to multiple weight gains and losses during my adult life.  I'm either exercising a lot and watching every little bite I eat OR full out enjoying delicious eats like it's my job.  I'm still working on a healthy balance between the two.

*  I can remember every word to every song I loved as a kid in the 80's, yet I'll walk in a room without a clue what I entered it for.

*  I rush to the door when Jason returns home, clapping and cheering all the way there!  Every. Single. Day.  This isn't a habit as much as it's a natural response at the joy of welcoming home my love!

*  I'm the wretch the song talks about.  For years I called myself a Christian, but was living for myself and my own desires.  I fooled many, I even fooled myself for a time, but I never fooled God.  When I took a serious look at myself in the mirror of God's Law (the 10 Commandments) I saw how FAR I fall short!  Yet, God, being rich in mercy, made a way for sinners like me to be made right with Him!  When I repented and turned from my sins, and placed my trust in Him alone, the pure and spotless blood of Jesus paid the debt of my sin in full!  

Out of sincere care for you, dear friends, I'd like to echo the wisdom of 2 Corinthians 13:5, "Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith.  Test yourselves." 


...& another excellent resource:
{Includes a thought provoking message, True and False Conversion.}

*  I overthink everything.  ...Did I share too much? ;)

Thanks for taking time out of your day to visit my lit'l corner of the blogosphere!  
PS:  I said that way too loud & too fast ...hope you didn't mind! ;)


  1. Love this! You sound like a wonderful person and like you'd be an absolute joy to be around!

  2. You already know I think of you as the pea with whom I share my pod. I love this! <3

  3. I agree with Amanda ^ you sound like a great soul to have in anybody's life! A great lover of God, wife, mom, daughter, friend, etcetc. So full of happy. I love that you sing all over your house too. I do the same thing! Aria requests (demands) that I sing her Christmas carol after Christmas carol before her nap and bedtime now. Unfortunately I can never remember even a third of the lyrics. It is kind of a new development so hopefully I get better ha! The day to day is just more fun when you sing doing it!

    1. p.s. I linked this post in my post today because I enjoyed it!

  4. LOL we are so alike! People get an earful if they give me a compliment. I'm like a walking billboard to tell you price location etc .. lol

    And yes I talk fast too .. hehe

  5. Oh Brenda, I just love you!! I LOVED learning all of this about you!! I can just picture you singing and cheering on your way to the door to meet your hubby :) LOVE that! I love your servant heart and that you talk to strangers. I do too...I think it makes people happy most of the time. I love it when strangers talk to me!

    Kevin and I are looking to sell our home so that we can live somewhere smaller. Yeah, we get some comfortable with the extra space but do we really need it!? No.

  6. Thank you for sharing how you "live on purpose". Sounds like you have made some great decisions that bring you and your family lots of joy! Your challenge to 'examine ourselves' was a welcome reminder to be honoring to God in everything we do.

  7. I love learning more about you, BBF, especially when it's more stuff we have in common! Most people who don't know me well see me as a quiet person, but I can be quite loud sometimes (definitely not on purpose or for attention - I just get excited sometimes! Lol). I don't really care to talk on the phone either - I do it and I'm tired of the sound of my voice by the time I'm done with work. ha And well, you know I heart the 80s & it's music! :)


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