Alrighty, enough of that. This blog thing can be such a wonderful outlet for us for encourage one another!!!! But let's remember that none of us have it together....we are all struggling and trying to do our best. :) Oh, and to those that never been been under the impression that I have it all together (b/c you know me too well)....."as you were."
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Barely Above Water
Alright ladies, I just want to make sure I'm "keepin it real." I love blogging. I love being able to record my thoughts, my journey and my pictures. But the thing that I love most about blogging in general is that it is such a wonderful way to minister to each other. I can't tell you how much I have learned from other peoples blogs and how much inspiration and encouragement I have received. I have in turn hoped to inspire and encourage other moms w/ my blog. However, I do not ever want to appear that I have it all together!!!! I have SO FAR TO GO as a wife and mother!!! But it really is my passion so I am constantly working on it. I get excited about ideas that pop in my head and look forward to sharing them w/ y'all in hopes that they will help you be better wives and mothers as well. Please hear me say that I am not perfect!!!!! I yell at my kids and say things I regret. My laundry backs up and my sink gets full of dishes (and I have a really deep sink). My feet stick to the floor in front of the fridge (sometimes for days b/f I get to it). And I play the passive aggressive game w/ my husband. Truly, most of you are probably doing a better job of mothering and spousing than I am! I struggle daily to be the best that I can be and don't ever want the posts on my blog to make it appear that I don't! This journey of being a mother of young children is the hardest thing I have ever done. Trying to balance keeping the house clean, food on the table, laundry done, children trained and loved adequately enough that they won't need as much counseling as I probably do, and being everything my husband needs me to be makes me feel like I am treading water and my nostrils are barely above the surface! I don't want to use my blog to whine and complain all the time (though I have done my share) so when you read a post on my blog...or anyone's blog that leads you to believe that their home is the Cleaver house, just know...it's NOT! And if you don't believe me.....ask my poor husband. Our bathroom toilet got so gross that HE cleaned it himself (I would actually walk to the other end of the house so that I didn't have to face it!!!).