VICTORY, VICKI, VIRTUOUS, VEGETABLES…
Well, I will try.
Vicki is me. I am the one who has 9 children, a husband, 3 dogs, 4 cats, some fish, gardens, a bunch of chickens, a few horses and a desire to write stories.
I know what I wanna be when I grow up. I just decided a year or so ago! I want to write stories that make reluctant readers want to read! I want to write stories that catch imaginations.
Funny how that idea has been in the back of my head for so many years. What do I want to be when I grow up?? Or I should have said, “when my kids get mostly grown up”.
I thought about being so many things over the years. A nutritionist was one I had seriously considered for a time, but never had the time to actually pursue it. Instead I read all I could on it and still tend to. My focus has been on children’s nutrition really. I have been hiding things in food for as long as I have been a mom. This “new trend” is really an old one.
I guess that is why I enjoy gardens and gardening and growing vegetables. I have always encouraged my kids to be in the gardens with me. Most of the time they would rather not, and that’s ok with me. They still love picking whatever is mostly ripe and eating it right out of the garden. We all do. At the farmers markets, we find an unusual vegetable and take it home to try it. Its a fun game!
Other ideas for when I grow up have been there, just in the background. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE being a mom. I have always enjoyed the ups and downs. Even on those days when its hard and I have announced to the family in my most discouraged and frustrated voice, “I don’t wanna be the Mommy anymore!!” Deep down, I still wanna be the mommy… Just for a little while, someone else can take over.
Virtuous. I had to look that one up and here is the definition: morally good : having or showing virtue
Maybe I am sort of virtuous?? Mostly I guess. Proverbs 31 speaks about a virtuous woman and I always thought I missed the mark by a long shot. Maybe not. It seems that is something all of us think; that we are missing the mark by a long shot, when in actuality we are hitting the target. Why is it we continue to do that??!!!
We need to reach the VICTORY of knowing we are doing the best we can to be a VIRTUOUS! Keep reaching Moms and Grandmoms and Dad and Granddads! Be victorious in this battle! Do the best you can and then just a little bit more!!
Virtuous, Victorious, Victoria!!