Hi, I'm Patty Bowen!
What about me? For me, it's more about my family. What can I say about my husband? Thereâ€™s not enough space to write about how special he is. I guess in a nutshell, we truly balance each other. When I think of him, 1st Corinthians 13 covers it well. We have been married 28 years March 31st. Do we have our typical marital issues, heck yeah, but, I love him even more today than the day I said â€œI Doâ€.
When I think of my son, I think male, ALL male! Heâ€™s got a heart of gold although not too many people know it. Like most men, itâ€™s a macho thing. Thereâ€™s the impression of, donâ€™t cry, donâ€™t show emotion, and certainly donâ€™t share your true feelings. But, behind the scenes when he puts his arms around me and tells me he loves me, I thank the good Lord for him and his aggravating ways. When he hugs me, my mind wonders to the book, Love You Forever. To this day, I still canâ€™t read it without tears.
As far as my little girl, Wow, like a friend recently said to me,â€ the apple doesnâ€™t fall far from the tree.â€ I honestly didnâ€™t know what that meant and he had to explain it to me. He said, â€œsheâ€™s the spitting image of you when you were her age!â€ Wooo Thatâ€™s good and itâ€™s bad! I have always been a person of strong values, morals, and convictions and Lindsey certainly reflects this, however, I was also very innocent and naive which she also exhibits. Thatâ€™s the scary part. It just makes me want to put my arms around her and stand guard. I want to protect her from the inevitable adventures of life, but I know I canâ€™t. She is Godâ€™s child before she is mine and there are some things I just have to let Him handle, in His timing.
When all is said and done and I lay my head down at night, I ask myself if Iâ€™ve done what Jesus would do with my life for the day. More often than not, I have tried but failed in many ways. But, there's always repentance and striving for improvement and He forgives & loves me regardless.