Monday, April 9, 2007

First Post

Have you ever happened across a blog and wondered “Now how exactly did they wind up THERE”? Since this is the first post for this blog I thought I’d give you a little background on my own journey.
I am a middle-aged mother of four, twice married. My second husband and I live with my youngest daughter in a small town in Oklahoma. I love books, music, knitting, Labrador retrievers and chocolate. I work full time as a librarian. Life is busy. I’m at that age when time appears to have slipped into over-drive and is going past faster than I can grasp.
I seem to be on a spiritual quest that has existed in some form or another for my entire life although it went underground in the years immediately following my divorce from my first husband. I am currently a member of an Anglican church. Theologically I tend to fall on the Anglo-Catholic side of the aisle.
The title of my blog comes from two sources. First, when I was little and competing for parental attention with my younger twin siblings, my mom invented a code phrase, known only to her and me that was Our Secret. The phrase was “special treasure”. She would whisper it in my ear or refer to it by the initials “S.T.” When I went to camp and later to college she would sign it beside her name at the bottom of her letters to me. It made me feel special and loved and secure. The other source is Luke 2:19: “But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.” That verse has always spoken to me as a mother who has treasured the years when my children were small. But I also seem to spend a lot of time “pondering”. Hopefully I can share some of that here.

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