I was once a kid. My body says I’m not a kid anymore, but my heart tells me something different.
My husband once told a secret to a kid in my church. He told her that I was really a little girl trapped inside my (over 60 year old) body. He thought he was only kidding, but I know better.
When my body was a kid, I lived in northern Indiana. Most of that time I lived in a very small town or on a farm. Later we moved to Tennessee and I fooled the teachers at Middle Tennessee State University into thinking I was a college student.
Then I got really brave and fooled some principals in South Carolina into thinking I was a teacher.
I fooled some more people and got married and had a daughter. I think of her as my sister only now she is getting too old to be a kid so I don’t know what to do about that. She has three children for me to play with. That’s fantastic! I just wish they didn’t live so far away.
I fooled people into believing I was an elementary school library media specialist–at least my principal and the people at the district office thought that. But I don’t believe the kids in my school were fooled. We knew how to have fun even if I did have to remind them that I was still the boss in the library.
Now my body is old enough so I could retire from my library job. Now I’m having more fun than ever fooling people into thinking I’m a writer. I’m writing Bible stories and making my own pictures too. The pictures are made out of fabric.
Please don’t tell anybody I’m really a kid inside. It might spoil all my fun.
Check out this blog post by Crystal Miller about me as a kid.
Janice D. Green is the author and illustrator of The Creation, a Bible storybook published by Honeycomb Adventures Press, LLC in 2011.
The Creation presents the day-by-day Genesis account with delightful word pictures and colorful hand-appliqued quilt illustrations. Questions included on each page encourage dialog between children and their caregivers. Through one-on-one snuggle time, children gain interest in the Bible, as caregivers embrace the opportunity to share their faith.
Janice also hopes to find ways to create Bible quilts that children can sleep with. You can learn more about this on her Bible Quilts Blog.