Friday, April 29, 2011

I Live

I live with a man, two little girls, that dog Lucy, four ducks and a fish named Bob.

I live with migraines, sensitive skin, bad eyes, the curse of curly (often frizzy) hair, an ear that is scarred but musical, good genes, good food and good sleep.

I live with expectation and satisfaction, desire and dreams, the blessed memory of my father, questions of faith, spirituality, and words and words and words.

I live.

I am me.
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You?

22 comments:

Katie Ganshert said...

Beautiful post! I live with a husband and a son and a dog. Really thin hair. Freckles. The hope that comes through Jesus.

Diane said...

We take so many things for granted that so many others don't have. I am thankful just to be alive today..... safe, fed, clothed and loved. :O)

April said...

That was beautiful. Thank you for the simple reminder to appreciate this life we're given. With all our scars and battle wounds, all our aches and pains, all our joys and sorrows. As the country song goes, life is beautiful.

I live with a husband, a 7-year old, 2 cats, a few fish, and a hamster. I live with the same curly (often frizzy) hair, a beauty mark on my nose, and palms that tend to sweat. I live with the joy of a mother and the simultaneous relief that she spends half her time with her biological mother. I live with a few close friends and wouldn't have it any other way.

Indigo said...

Sounds like a full life.

Me? I live within a world of silence that echoes the heartbeat of life every single moment of a day, hour, within me. (Hugs)Indigo

khushi said...

I live with I, Me and Myself. Loads of wonderful memories, gratitude, little joyful moments, cooking, kids on skype and osteoporosis!

Wendy Paine Miller said...

I live with a sportsaholic, three rambunctious kidlets, an incontenent dog. Often unwashed body, yellowish toenails friends try to tell me is from nail polish (but I think not) and spoiled by GRACE.

So that's what I bathe in.

(Did you know I was so grubby?)
~ Wendy

Rhonda Schrock said...

I live...

- in a sea of testosterone.
- with an inner cheerleader.
- as a fellow curly head whose offspring can't grow a curl to save their lives.
- with my good friend, Mr. Coffee on the counter.
- with my best, best Bible and a lot of hopes and dreams in an Eddie Bauer backpack with girlish accents.
- with a great deal of laughter.
- with His voice in my ears every day.
- trying to follow Him so closely that I keep bumping into His back.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

I live in..
a little old cottage
with a nice big garden
a kitchen that has a rocking chair for friends and family
wild birds everywhere
lizards everywhere
words everywhere
baby hummingbirds zooming in and out
a worm bin that furnishes my garden with gold poop
a life that is fulfilling,
but sometimes frustrating,
with a great husband and an empty nest.

Joys!

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

I live with a sweet hubby and a nest clearly devoid of the four boys who once occupied it. I fight with my curly hair -- and it's red! Freckles are part of the package.

I live with words...I love words. And I live with and for the love of the One who loves me dearly.

Duane Scott said...

I love that post! :)

So simple.

Yet filled with character.

A person without character is like a body without a soul.

-DS

Beth said...

Love.this. I live with my husband, an 80 lb dog, 2 felines and a life of blessings that I've been wearing as scars.

Beth said...

Love.this. I live with my husband, an 80 lb dog, 2 felines and a life of blessings that I've been wearing as scars.

Liza said...

I live with my husband, my daughter and a cat who thinks she's in charge. I live with coke-bottle eye glasses and the fear that I will never leave a mark in life. I live with the joy of motherhood and the pride in a job well done...and know I've left my mark after all.

Karen said...

Oh, I hate migraines and am sorry you have them. I've only had a few. My eyes are getting bad, arthritis and allergies. But I have a home, love and faith.

Linda Hoye said...

I live with my husband who blesses me every day.

I live with two Yorkshire Terriers who make me smile as they welcome me back home at the end of each day.

I life with a longing in my heart to be closer to my children and grandchildren.

I love with hope; and grace; and blessing that can't be counted.

I live a life where I am happy to have the opportunity to get to know people like you, Janna.

Terri Tiffany said...

I love love how you describe yourself! Simply, sweet and profound.

Terri Tiffany said...

Oh..
I live in hope
I live in dreams
I live each day because I must.

Janna Qualman said...

Thanks for your comments, friends. I'm so glad this post stirred something in you.

Jill Kemerer said...

I love this. I too live with migraines an abundance of pets, and a dear family. Also, a chocolate addiction that can't seem to be tamed. :)

Deb Shucka said...

Really lovely!

Karen Lange said...

You know, no matter how annoying our hair might get, we are still very blessed, each and every day of our lives. Thanks for the reminder. Tomorrow will indeed be a better hair day. :)
Hugs and blessings,
Karen

ralfast said...

Four ducks but no geese? :)