Monday, July 30, 2012

The Wisdom Women: An Introduction

Ya know, one of the cool things about the authorship of the women that post on this blog is that we are all in such similar walks of life and yet we all have small variations that make each woman's situation unique. Several of the Stitches women have kids around the same age as my children... so we are in that "circle" together (as Google would call it). A few of the writers have adopted or are in the process of adoption... I'm not in that "circle" (although I'm sure my friend Courtney would probably like to add the word yet to that phrase)!

But over the past few months of reading posts, I realized that what is the coolest thing about us is also the most dangerous. We have no elders writing to share with us the wisdom of the ages!

There are women among some of us who hold the Wisdom of the generation before us. And they held the wisdom of the generation before that. And those women held the wisdom of the generation before that one... and before that... and before that. And yet, because they are not big into the whole blogosphere, then many of us who get our wisdom and encouragement soley from blogs of like-lived women are missing out on all that our grandmothers have to offer.

So, when there was another open spot for a blogger on here, I literally said out loud to myself, "Dang, I wish my Mamaw and my Nanny could write for this blog."


Well, Mamaw may have lost some of her ability to type, and my Nanny isn't on the internet or anything, but I tell ya what... those woman can talk about Jesus until they are blue in the face.

And well... I can type.
And I'm on the internet.
And I can listen. (Well, when I try really hard to not talk, then I can listen - ha!)

So, my Mamaw (Dora Maye Todd) and my Nanny (Iris Parker) have both agreed to switch off every other month as a co-writer with me. Essentially I will be interviewing them about... well, whatever they want to talk about probably... and then condensing it into a blog. So that maybe, we can capture a bit of the wisdom that they hold in their souls.

I'm writing two blogs today... this one was just a small introduction to what we'll be doing, and then in a bit I'll publish one that contains my Mamaw's words of wisdom. (Nanny is next month!)

The older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children, to live wisely and be pure, to work in their homes, to do good, and to be submissive to their husbands. Then they will not bring shame on the word of God. Titus 2:4-5

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