That all leads to my thoughts of what to actually blog about today. I got to blogger and that Christmas blog banner was staring me in the face. So, as with my other distracted tendencies, I just decided to redo that banner. My main question was what did I want to reflect with a new blog banner? My blog doesn't have a theme. I couldn't go with that. Fall and Christmas were easy to make. With no real idea in mind for the banner, I started going through my photos. I was led to photos that were "ME". Photos that reflected who I am - Simply Gwen. I'm a mix of many things, but add them all together and you just have me in the end.
Let's take a look at how each of these photos describes me.
Wow... those weren't words that were easy to hear at the time, but like I said, they stuck with me because I knew deep in my heart she was right. I listened. I opened up my heart to others that I met. I found friendship and happiness in Alabama. I cried when we once again moved on with the Army. In Kansas, I did the same thing - sought joy to insure sanity during that tour of duty because we were the farthest away from family that we'd ever been and G-Dub was to deploy with that Kansas unit. I kept an open mind and I found joy. I literally found it - the Christmas decoration pictured above - in one of the little shops we liked to visit downtown. I literally brought Joy home with me that day and have it displayed as a reminder of what my friend told me that night. Joy has followed me or at least it's been easy to find in every home we've lived in. For that, I'm simply thankful and simply joyful!
So, that's it in a blog post. I'm Simply Gwen.