Kathryn Lang and I met through her blog, Successful Freelance Writer. She also shares the blogging duties at Author Haven. Recently, Kathryn posted on a shift in her thinking. I'll let her tell you about herself and the experience in her own words.
"I am unique. Ask anyone that has ever met me. They will at least tell you that I am not normal.
I am a sister. I have one older brother and one younger brother. I am not nearly as close to them as I want to be, which is another obstacle I am struggling to address.
I am a daughter and a friend. My parents and I talk and share on a level beyond parent/child. I think it is important that I prepare my own children for that transition one day.
I am a wife. I fell for my husband when I was 12 and he was 16. He finally realized my feelings when I was 15 (and only recently discovered that I joined the diving team because HE was on the diving team). I learned about unconditional love from him, and I'm trying daily to reveal that unconditional love back to him.
I am a mother. We have been blessed with three wonderful boys - perfect for me because I was a tomboy. My prayer every day is that I can be a faithful steward over these precious treasures that have been entrusted to me.
I am a writer. Words have always been a powerful part of my life. Most of my writing took place in the form of notes, letters, and cards. But although the words were intended for individuals, you never know when those words will touch the world.
My career as a writer launched the same year I found out I was pregnant with our third son. That was one of those moments where I was certain God was messing with me. My life was on track, and He shakes it all up with a surprise pregnancy. Sometime the blessings we receive are not the blessings we were expecting or even those we understand, but God's blessings always turn out exceedingly, abundantly more than we can think or imagine."
Have you ever had God "mess up" your plans? We'd love to hear about it. Watch for Part II of this guest post tomorrow.