Howdy! and Welcome! My name is Rhonda and I hope you will find yourself at ease here, kind of like sitting on an inviting, cozy virtual “front porch” of sorts. Sit down, grab a glass of tea or cup of coffee and let’s hang out for awhile, swap stories, laughs and maybe even tissues to dab a tear or two. Let’s come along side one another and find strength for our struggles and cheers for the victories. Whether it’s a good ol’ rocking chair or a front porch swing, I have a seat waiting for you…thank you for joining me! Oh! This is my first go at the blogging world…please bear with me as this “front porch”, will be undergoing some aesthetic upgrades and remodels from time to time, but there will always be a safe place for us sit and “take a load off” 😉 Maybe I will upgrade my real front porch too, and maybe not…just keeping it real 🙂
I grew up in the Texas panhandle, in a subdivision…so front porches were not really in style. We played and hung out in driveways, backyards or on sidewalks. But some of my most favorite childhood memories are of visits to my grandparents’ homes in NC and SC. Both sets of my grandparents had homes with front porches and that is where life slowed down, friends and family were welcomed, tales were told, meals were shared, you could listen to a good rain, watch who was coming or going up or down the road and catch a show of lightning bugs on summer nights. Those front porches were places of safety, comfort, contemplation, wisdom, community, healing, refreshment and rest. Exactly what I want my readers to find here. From time to time we will have visitors to come and sit with us, other women like you and me, who need the comfort of a listening ear, or silent understanding or maybe they have something to share we need to learn… So I hope you will come back and visit often, you have a standing invitation and you never know what might happen here on my front porch… You may be wondering why I choose the name Aprons to Iron? Well, if you come on back and visit again soon you will find out! Thanks for stopping by sweet friends, I look forward to many more front porch escapades and encouraging conversations.