Here goes with the first one, I was tagged by Scribbling Mum for the 'This is Me' meme. I have to get my kids to draw a picture of me and share it with you all. So here I am as seen through the eyes of my kids - watch out for me at Cybermummy! If you spot me from one of these - there WILL be a prize!
|Miss E's (age 3) drawing - see my large bottom? and it looks like I have a curly willy! |
Drawn in pink because it is my favourite colour apparently...
|Yep, Miss M (age 3) does well with capturing my apple shape. Bit worried about only 4 fingers on my left hand and the spikey lesbian hairdo - not for me...|
|Oh JJ (age 7), if only my legs were that slim and long! I like my big smile though... but the arms are a tad Mr Tickle!|
I am many things: Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister, Friend, Christian, Employee, Boss, Blogger, Compulsive overeater and only when you put all these together do you get Mich. No one thing defines me.
The bravest thing I have ever done is tell the truth. If I think something needs to be said or shared then that is what I do, be it here on the blog, in real life to friends or at my overeaters meeting. In the last few weeks I have been called brave by more people than I can recall. I do not necessarily think I am brave but if my being honest and forthright helps others to do the same then marvellous.
I feel prettiest when I am not thinking about it. If I start to look too closely or pay too much attention to my shape, size or appearance I can always find fault. When I am carefree with the ones I love and who love me I can glance in the mirror and see myself and think yes I look good!
Something that keeps me awake at night is the injustice in our world. There is enough wealth in this world for every person to live a decent life. Everyone deserves to be warm, well fed, feel safe and to have their health cared for. It is wrong that those of us living in the Western world have so much when other countries have nothing. I am not prepared to say it is that countries fault as previous leaders overspent or anything similar. I do not know what I can personally do about this as yet but one day I am confident that I will be able to make a difference.
My favourite meal is not a discussion I should be having. If you know me you know I am a compulsive overeater and that food is my drug of choice. If I sit here and dissect my favourite meal it is a fruitless few minutes that will send me to the fridge looking for food. So I long for my favourite meal to be a healthful and abstinent one that I eat to keep me alive rather than to suppress any feelings I am having.
The way to my heart is to perform kind and simple gestures for me, without my asking you. Preparing the vegetables, letting me have a lie in, tidying the play room, baby sitting. All these things make me feel loved and cherished. Sure I would love a new diamond ring but I do not need it and probably would not appreciate it half as much as you making some effort for me.
I would like to be working for God. One day I believe I will do a job which will actively be Christian. I am not sure what it is as yet but I am open to guidance and I sit and wait on God. For as with everything, it is in His time and not mine.... Thy will be done.
So did you learn something? Or was I just spurting the same old rubbish?
Now of course in true meme style I have to tag people and as I have been lazy you get to have 2 for the price of 1. Of course you can be slack and just do one or if you don't fancy then do none!
Me and My Shadow
Bod For Tea