I am linking up with Becky one of my favorites for a new series she has started called 52 Weeks of Blogging with a Purpose. I am trying to get back into this blogging thing, with pregnancy came a complete disappearance of all motivation to do just about anything and Im trying to get back on track with life.
Anyhow...This weeks topic is Who Am I. This is a tough one really because yeah on the surface I'm Katie a daughter, mommy, wife, nurse etc. But I have done enough surface intro posts around here that I got to trying to think about really WHO am I? At church this week our pastor kind of touched on this subject and encouraged us to stop being a bystander and be a player. Be a part of the church not just standing on the side and clapping for all the great things church can do for yourself or others. In order to get involved and start doing it got me to thinking who am I and what is my gift, what can I do?
No matter where my mind goes it all comes back to the fact that I am a caregiver.
That is my gift.
We just sent off a group to Mozambique, Africa. I am a bystander on this but my heart is there with them. I have been to Africa, Uganda to be exact, and my heart LONGS to be back there! One day I know if it is my calling I will go back to serve those people. I have grown up doing missions work and I just love it! Be it overseas or in our country I have had so many amazing experiences showing God's love to others, caring for others.
Even when I think of who I am in my everyday life It goes back to being a caregiver. I love to care for my son and one day our new baby. Ever since I was little I wanted to be a mommy, now that I am I love it. I love when he needs me and its harder these days as he discovers his independence and doesn't need me as much as he used to, but I am still his mommy and he still needs me to care for him.
I am a nurse and people ask me every day how I do it and how do I see such awful things and still choose to come to work. Honestly its because I love being a nurse and I love caring for my patients and their families. Most of the time the outcomes are good despite a long road and it is amazing to see my patients who were once so sick and are now thriving! Once again since I was little I knew I wanted to be a nurse. I had a children's hospital set up in my closet as a young child, so I think it's just one of those things where I feel its what I was called to do.
A caregiver though is only part of who I am.
I am also not who I was. I am saved by Christ and as that relationship and aspect of my life has grown other things that used to bother or were important to me no longer do/are. Many things don't bother me in the sense that I have learned worrying is not going to fix anything but completely giving it to God will relieve so much stress and things always work out. Is it how I would like at the time, not always but there is always a lesson learned and things always work out.
I am a homebody. I would rather sit home with my family and just enjoy each other.
I was once a clean-freak but motherhood has changed this. My house is never as clean as I want it but thats ok. I have learned to let things go and just enjoy the people and experiences in my life.
I am a runner, I get such joy from running and the experiences it has led to.
And that my friends, is just a little bit more about Who I Am