Big Dreams!

Today’s the day!

Today is the day I announce something that has been almost four years in the making!

And I must admit to being a tad bit anxious!

A tad bit nervous!

But a WHOLE LOT of excited!!

I’ve hinted to you before, my dear bloggity-blog readers, that I have had something “in the making.”

Subtly of course…

(Some of which may be re-read by clicking here.)

But it’s taken me more time to launch my dream than I’d anticipated.

Why?

Mostly, because I’ve lacked the courage to JUST DO IT!

I’m a great cheerleader for others, but I have discovered I lack bravery in the area of believing in myself!

But NO MORE!

NO MORE fear of:

Is it silly?

Is it a bad idea?

Is it a waste of everyone’s time?

Is it any good?

Is it an opportunity for others to jeer at me?

Yes, some (or maybe even ALL) of that may actually happen, giggles!

But it no longer matters!!

NOPE!

NO MORE FEARS WELCOMED HERE, ANYMORE!

And if you’re wondering, “How did I make this fear finally go away??”

Well quite simply…

I went back to the very beginning and remembered the wonderful heart space the idea was born from!

You see, dearest readers, many years ago – believe it or not -I volunteered as a storyteller for children.

Several times a month I would travel to different elementary schools in our area, often in costume, and read aloud children’s storybooks to my little friends.

I loved those years!!

Sometimes I would read to a single classroom or there were other times when an entire library was filled with multiple groups of school children.

We had so much fun being together, reading together, and sharing a giggle or two!!

I still even have many thank you notes I’ve received from those former classrooms, tucked away in my beloved cedar-chest!

I’d never realized how – all those years ago there was important ground-work being laid for an even MORE SPECTACULAR idea that was yet to come and I didn’t even know it!!!

Until…

Four years ago when our first grand-daughter; who lives in a different state than us & we unfortunately do not get to see often enough, was born!

Not very long after that – the idea was hatched!!

I will video myself, her Oma, reading storybooks aloud FOR HER…and ALL my grandchildren who would eventually come to be…and ANY OTHER LITTLE (or not so little) child who would like to join us!!

❤️Oma = grandmother in German.❤️

So here we are today….

four years later…

six inches longer hair…

no more fear residing within me…

-and at long-last-

it’s time to launch a big dream of mine!!

Oma’s Reading Room!!

https://omasreadingroom.com

I’d be simply tickled if you’d please check out my new bloggity-blog site and share it with any little friends you think may enjoy being read aloud to. The stories themselves will be posted very soon!

My own children, who are not so little anymore, have been so supportive! They’ve been working right along side me and being MY cheerleaders this time! (Talk about role-reversal, giggles.) We’ve been filming, editing, applying for copy-write permissions and just sharing lots of fun giggles together! I promise you “the dream” is not without blemishes…it’s definitely a work of the heart & we’re learning as we go – BUT I can absolutely guarantee there are so many hugs n’ blessings we are preparing to be shared with you!

I do hope you’ll catch them and hold them real close when we do!

hugs n’ blessings

to all those conquering their fears and following their dreams!!

A very special thank you to JJ Heller for providing the most PERFECT theme song for Oma’s Reading Room! I have loved your music for over 15 years and I am over-the-moon grateful to have the license to use one of your phenomenal works of art! Big World Baby, from the album I Dream of You.

Also, a huge thanks to the authors & publishers offering their copy write permission(s). There could be no story time without your beautifully spun tales!!

If you would like me to read one of your storybooks please (do) contact me @ omasreadingroom@gmail.com

oma’s bag

Photograph courtesy of Unsplash. Photographer Debbie Hudson.

Many months ago I received a very special invitation to attend an exceptionally important event.

The birth of our grandchild!

The invite came with very limited & easy to follow instructions:

  • Must be available at a moment’s notice.
  • Must Pray.
  • Must be in charge of bringing important items to be used during the birthing process.

I was delighted. I was honored. I was humbled.

My unabashed answer was, “YES!”

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baby bump

So in love already…

Our daughter and son-in-law are expecting their first child.

And our entire family is eagerly awaiting the warm welcome we will bestow upon this ‘little-one,’ as he or she becomes the newest added member to our (oft’ times) crazy family-unit this Spring!

There are so many things I can already imagine doing with and for our expectant grandchild! And don’t even get me started on the special feelings & emotions that take place when your own child is expecting one of their own. (Tissue Box alert!) Is it just me???  Because as the weeks go by and the big day draws closer and closer I have found you want to share so many things you’ve discovered while raising them. All of which now seem to have become bygone-days, far too quickly!

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