Monday, January 24, 2011

New look...same me

I'm starting over. In lots of ways I suppose. I needed a new place to call my 'blogging home' so here we are.  Don't worry, it will get much prettier here in the coming weeks...I'm getting myself a little makeover too. It took me quite a while to come up with a new blog title too...but here it is. The title is kind of twofold, first and most important, it demonstrates the light for Christ that I always aspire to be in my life. Regardless of the level of messiness in my life, there is always one constant, which is the love of God in my life and the joy that comes only from Him, despite my circumstances. He is the reason for the joy and the 'light' within me, even now, even here in this dark place.

The other reason for the title is for this little light of mine, Benjamin.

You'll be seeing lots of him and hearing plenty of stories I'm sure. I feel like I have been out of touch for so long, mostly because I have. My sweet boy is crawling all over the place now and trying to pull himself up on furniture. I don't think it will be long before he has that mastered, he is so strong! He truly is a light in this dark time and I am so very grateful for him every moment of every day!

I hope that all of you have been doing well too, I promise to be checking in more often than I was on the other blog. Part of the reason I wanted to start a new one is that I had to go to private on the other blog and I just wasn't liking that at was certainly more trouble than it was worth. So, here we go...a fresh start!

God bless you all!


  1. I love this! OH! I love the name, I love the reason for the name, and I love the inspiration you always give me. You are always so faithful and help me more than you'll ever know :)

    And that sweet baby's face. Well, my goodness...He is simple beautiful!

  2. I love the name Trudy! I pray you'll see more and more light and joy each day! I know this has been an incredibly hard season for you. (((hugs)))

    Your son is precious!

  3. Hello Trudy,

    I am thrilled to see your new look blog.It is beautiful.

    I am also glad that you and your son are doing well.

    I know Trudy, your are a fighter, a survivor and nothing can stop you from succeeding.

    My best wishes to you and plenty of hugs to your wonderful baby.

    Take care Trudy,

  4. What a wonderful feeling is here on this blog. I love getting to know you and I think of you and Benjamin often. Wishing you all the best :)

    Guess what, I did a vlog, if you want to come by and "see" me. Hopefully, I don't look too tired! Love, Kelly

  5. I'm glad you moved. I love the look and the name of this blog and honestly, I kept forgetting to check your private blog for updates, since it didn't show on Reader.

    Anyway, hope you are good and I can't wait to hear more about that little cutie. :)

  6. I love the name of your blog. We play this song from our Veggie Tales CD quite a lot over here. :)

    Just wanted to drop by and say a huge thank you for your kind words over at Becky's. :) I have to clarify that a few of the shots that Becky had pulled from my blog (e.g. the cable cars, the color pencils, that last shot of my 2 kids sharing gelato...) were taken by my new big-girl DSLR (which I got for Christmas -yay!). The interview was done late last year before I got my DSLR. I still occasionally use my P&S, especially when I don't want to lugging the big toy around. :)

  7. hey sweetie I love the new blog, and the new name. To trusting Him and shining the Light!! xoxoxox

  8. That photo of Benjamin is beautiful. He's such a cute little man! Love the new blog - great title. Love it. Glad to see you back!

  9. I love the name and I've been praying for you every day.
    Can't wait to see more of your cute little man. He's absolutely precious.