I have read blogs in the past that are like a Martha Stewart show. Lovely photos, lovely words, lovely homes, lovely food. Pretty Pretty Pretty. And there is a place for those blogs.
But I had to stop reading them.
Part of me liked them, but part of me walked away feeling frustrated and sad. I'm not proud of it, but I would definitely line up with the results of this study.
BUT there are some blogs out there that have blessed me immeasurably. There are women who have shone light on my path through their writings. In years where I really struggled with motherhood, they inspired and encouraged me. Their blogs were and are REAL. They dont air all the dirty laundry of their families. No one wants that. But they share struggles selectively and their attempts to persevere. Its not a whine fest either. Lots of joy, lots of gratitude.
Those blogs are the ones I keep reading.
I want this blog to be real. Just 5 minutes of sharing, reflecting, and maybe sometimes venting.
In the spirit of honesty, I have to say that it was a hard morning today. I added on some more subjects to our slow start of school. I showed my oldest the checklist he would have this year. It was overwhelming and there were some tears. Growing up means more responsibility and if we can all be honest here, sometimes that aint fun. (Hence the piles of laundry waiting to be folded here)
But we also learned about grace today. Mama is here to talk with you about these responsibilities, to help you learn to shoulder them and walk by your side. We will tackle the hard things together and not give up. We live in reality and we live in grace.