BLOGGING GRANDMOTHERS SERIES WITH PAM FROM A NEW LENS
The 27th blogging grandmother to be
featured for this series is Pam from A New Lens.
QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR BLOG
NAME OF YOUR BLOG: A NEW LENS – TO ENCOURAGE AND INSPIRE BY SEEING THROUGH A NEW LENS
WHERE DO YOU LIVE: Ohio
WHAT DO YOU WRITE ABOUT: Encouragement, inspiration, book reviews.
HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE NAME FOR YOUR BLOG: I am an amateur photography and a writer and my desire is to help the reader see something “with a new lens”, something they may have missed or need to see from a different angle.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START BLOGGING: I have always loved writing and wrote for a newspaper as a “stringer” for three years back in the early 1970’s, but then family life, teaching, graduate school, a career change to a clinical counselor all took time away from pursuing writing until retirement.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN BLOGGING: 2.5 years
WHAT DO YOU FIND MOST CHALLENGING OR FRUSTRATING ABOUT BLOGGING: The discipline of writing every day so that I have some posts “in the bank” and can use for when I am out-of-town or do not have a chance to sit down and write something.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU BLOG: Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
DO YOU PARTICIPATE IN LINK PARTIES: Yes
THE BEST THING ABOUT BLOGGING: Growing in a sense of my own voice and what the Lord wants to say or encourage through what I write.
QUESTIONS ABOUT YOU AS A GRANDMOTHER
WHAT DO YOUR GRANDCHILDREN CALL YOU: Those in MD call me Grandma. Those in TN call me Gram.
HOW MANY GRANDCHILDREN DO YOU HAVE: 6
HOW OFTEN DO YOU GET TO SEE YOUR GRANDCHILDREN: Due to the distance (350 and 520 miles)…not as often as I like, but so far this year my husband and I have spent 60 days on the road and traveling to be there with them for important events, graduations, etc.
WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT BEING A GRANDMOTHER: Watching my grandchildren develop into the persons they were designed to be and being able to encourage and an influence in their lives as those doors open.
QUESTIONS ABOUT YOU
MARRIED, SINGLE, DIVORCED, WIDOWED: Married 53 years Dec. 20.
HOW MANY CHILDREN DO YOU HAVE: 2
DO YOU WORK OR ARE YOU RETIRED, WHAT IS OR WAS YOUR PROFESSION: Retired. I wrote for a newspaper for 3 years and then taught a special education junior high class for 13 years. I went back to graduate school and changed careers just before I reached 50 and became a clinical counselor and marriage and family therapist.
WHAT IS THE BEST AND WORST THING ABOUT GETTING OLDER: Knowing I will run out of time before I see and do all I want to do AND not having quite as much energy as I once did.
WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY: Quiet times with the Lord, Family Time, Traveling to see God’s stunning creation.
WHAT 3 WORDS BEST DESCRIBE YOU: Spiritual, Relational, Interesting.
WHAT ARE 3 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT YOU: 1) I went to Graduate School and changed careers at 50; 2) I married a Marine Corps officer and our first child was born while he was in Vietnam and he didn’t meet his son until he was 8 months old; 3) I tend to see “the possible” in people.
HOBBIES: Photography, reading, traveling, listening to music, movies and theater.
FAV ICE CREAM: My Mom and Dad’s homemade French Vanilla ice cream.
FAV COLD DRINK: Starbucks Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew
FAV FOOD: A perfectly grilled medium-well done filet steak
FAV AROMA: Coffee
FAV PERFUME: Crabtree & Evelyn’s Nantucket Briar
FAV AUTHOR: So hard to choose…fiction would likely be Francine Rivers. Non-fiction would be John Eldredge and Ken Girl.
FAV MUSIC: Movie themes
FAV TV SHOW: Madam Secretary
FAV TV SHOW WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD: I Love Lucy
WERE YOU A GIRLY GIRL OR A TOMBOY AS A CHILD: Girly Girl
SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, OR WINTER: Fall
DO YOU HAVE A TALENT: Hmmmm…people who know me best would say wisdom and insight.
WHAT TALENT WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO HAVE: Piano
EARLY BIRD OR NIGHT OWL: Have been a night owl, but not quite as late as I once was.
HOW DO YOU RELAX: Cup of great tea or coffee or a glass of wine with someone I love.
MOVIES OR BOOKS: Both
CELL PHONE – APPLE OR ANDROID: Apple
CALLING OR TEXTING: Do both….got into texting a lot and WhatsApp as a result of our grandchildren.
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO TELL US: I have visited 42 states of the United States to date.
*Who will be the next featured grandmother in this series?
*You can see those who have been featured at the bottom of the this page.If you would like to be featured, you must first join our Blogging Grandmothers group at Facebook. Click here to join. Once you're approved as a member, let me (Grammy Dee) know you’re interested and we’ll get it set up.