Tuesday, October 26, 2010

In the beginning ...

I told myself I wasn't going to start blogging until we had a kid, I mean really ... I didn't think anyone would want to read a blog about lil ol' me unless there was something interesting in it, i.e. a baby.  I have a list of about 200 blogs that I frequent (some family/friends with kids, others about cooking/baking, most involving crafts and home decorating).

Soooo I put out a little feeler on facebook and I have come to the conclusion that I wanted to start a blog and from the responses of new mom's "and you think you'll have time for a blog once you have a kid !?"  I've decided to take the plunge, feel free to dive in with me too and start your own blog !!!  I do hope you'll find me and my life somewhat interesting/entertaining/bareable :)

Thus the title ... Grin and "Barrett"

This is phrase I thought of a few weeks ago and well, it fits!   Isaiah 43 is a great place in scripture where we are reminded of God's faithfulness :

1 But now, O Jacob, listen to the Lord who created you.
      O Israel, the one who formed you says,
   “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you.
      I have called you by name; you are mine.
 2 When you go through deep waters,
      I will be with you.
   When you go through rivers of difficulty,
      you will not drown.
   When you walk through the fire of oppression,
      you will not be burned up;
      the flames will not consume you.
 3 For I am the Lord, your God,
      the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
   I gave Egypt as a ransom for your freedom;
      I gave Ethiopia[a] and Seba in your place.
 4 Others were given in exchange for you.
      I traded their lives for yours
   because you are precious to me.
      You are honored, and I love you.

I have not had a life of ease and perfection, nor will I ever, but I know that God has his hand on me!  I am honored to be His child and I will fully trust Him throughout life's journey (marriage, jobs, kids,etc.) as we "Grin and Barrett" :)



  1. I guess you are the grin portion of this team. Ha! Beautifully written, Kimmie. This will be a blessing to many as you share what God is doing in your life. And through it all, He is faithful!

  2. Yay my first comment !!! Thanks Mrs. Watkins, as always your encouraging words, hugs, and presence always brightens my day !!! I appreciate the support !

  3. Great start Kim...glad you took the plunge!

  4. welcome to the blogging world, kimmy! :)