Thursday, April 12, 2012

2012 Ultimate Blog Party



WELCOME -- COME ON IN!  I'm so glad you've come by.  I'm guessing you're visiting from UBF 2012 hosted by 5 Minutes for MomsThis is a great opportunity for some of us to visit and for others to meet new friends in the blogosphere.  Why don't you pull up a chair to my kitchen table and we'll chat over a cup of tea and something to nibble on.

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LET ME INTRODUCE MYSELF

My name is Sherrey and I'm chief blogger here at Not Just A Name.  I'm a Christian, wife, mom, grandma and great-grandma.  We have three children, four grandchildren and now two great-grandkids.  I usually refrain from writing too much about our children's families as I like to respect their privacy and lives as much as possible.  My husband and I are both retired, and we absolutely love being together 24/7.  Of course, there are a few exceptions -- his two musical groups and choir, and my passion for Mothers of Preschoolers.  We attend the Presbyterian church and enjoy reading, musical opportunities, gardening, and when I have time, I dabble in knitting, quilting and garment sewing.

ENOUGH ABOUT ME . . . ABOUT MY BLOG

I like to focus on faith-oriented pieces, often finding ways to include support there for moms and wives.  However, I'm also in the process of writing a memoir about my own mom and me, and frequently I will post something about my childhood or excerpts from my draft.  Unfortunately, you might be exposed to some old black-and-white photos there, but I kind of think they're fun.

The best part of blogging for me is that it keeps me writing, something I have to do at some point in every day.  It is my passion, and I am so blessed that God has called me to use this gift to reach out to others.  I hope you'll find the time to visit occasionally.

I firmly believe that Jesus calls each of us by the name we are given, and we are uniquely His own.  Yet we are so much more than just a name -- Johnny's mom, Bill's wife, Mary's grandma, Sally.  We have dreams, hopes, desires, creative ideas, families, children -- all of which go into making us more than the names we are called.  Yes, there's something more inside each of us, each of you.

Enjoy the party!  And after you've finished partying, come on over to see me again.  I'd love to chat with you some more.





18 comments:

  1. Yay! You've joined the party. Have fun my friend.

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    1. Having fun already! Thanks for the welcome. :)

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  2. Can I just say that you do not look old enough to be a great-grandma? You blog looks full of things I would love to read (and I love Barbie, too!). SO glad I stopped by from UBP! http://findingheaventoday.blogspot.com/2012/04/ultimate-blog-party-hello-new-friends.html

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    1. Yes, you may say I don't look as old as most great-grandmas. Long story behind that one that I should probably share on my blog someday. For now, I want to thank you for coming by to say hello. Look forward to seeing you again!

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  3. Hi Sherry! Coming over for the party! I love seeing so many Jesus lovers out here in the blogosphere!

    Have a wonderful day! (And I love Barbie too.) :o)

    Blessings!
    Beth

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    1. Isn't it amazing what a Christian community can be found in this blogging world today! I love it and encourage moms I mentor to steal a few minutes to just a check out one or two blogs that bring them that devotional or encouragement or advice/ideas. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I bet your name gets misspelled often.

    So glad to meet your through the UBP. Happy party day.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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    1. Glenda, you're right on your "bet" about my name! I have my mom to thank for that spelling. :) Happy party day to you too!

      Blessings,

      Sherrey

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  5. Hi there, So fun to meet a fellow grandmother - and wow! A GREAT-grandmother - double special. I'll have to tell my senior mom who is also a great - in more ways than one. :) Have a blessed week

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    1. Hi, Grandma Kaye! So nice to meet you too. Thanks for dropping by; I'm coming over to visit soon. Hope your week is filled with good things! :)

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  6. I've actually visited your neat blog before, but I'm visiting from UBP and just followed you on Pinterest, Twitter and google. God bless you.

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    1. Gail, so nice to see you here, again! Hope your enjoying the party. I'll be returning the favors on Pinterest, Twitter and google. :) Blessings!

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  7. A nice treat to find you here through UBP12! Thanks for the kind comments you have left on my blog in recent weeks - and now, I'm able to leave you comments, as well! This is a fun way to meet new friends, and always good to meet other grandmas here in this blog world!

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    1. Hope you're enjoying the party! So glad we've connected and I look forward to continuing to follow your blog. Yes, some days I wonder if there are other grandmas out there in the blogosphere, and through UPB2012 I finding that there are.

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  8. Hi, I'm visiting via UBP12. It is such an honour to meet a lady who gives her time writing to encourage us young'uns. I will follow you on google and look forward to reading more!

    Blessings, Tereasa from hispenonmyheart.com

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    1. What a beautiful way to spell your name! Thanks for coming over and I look forward to following you as well. The UBP12 is such a wonderful to meet new friends.

      Blessings to you as well!

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  9. Thank you for stopping by Leaving A Legacy today. I am now following you as well. :) I love the look of your blog. I look forward to getting to know you!

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    1. Hi, Shari! Thanks for coming over and for following along. See you around.

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