Sometimes it is too easy to write about all the joys of life and to pretend that bad stuff never happens. Sometimes it is tempting to present a side of me and my life that I know will impress others or instill feelings of envy or jealousy. I know this because I am guilty of it too...
I realize that it is easy for me to write a biased account of my life ONLY because I live a truly blessed life. I have a ROOF over my head, a loving and CARING husband, two beautiful HEALTHY boys, a JOB that pays me to do something near and dear to my heart, good HEALTH, nutritious FOOD on my table, LOVING parents, the list could go ON and on.
But it's not really fair to sit here and pretend that my life is all fluffy and sparkly and beautiful ALL THE TIME.
Cause it's really NOT.
It's not that bad stuff happens all the time -- of course I have very challenging days alongside the memorable and 'pretty' ones. I suppose it's just the eternal optimist in me that chooses to not think about those challenging days for more than a moments time -- and to commemorate the memories that make me smile instead. Maybe it is wrong of me to live my life this way, or to sugar-coat all my memories. I don't know the answer. I do know that, looking back over the past 2 years of my blog history -- my life looks pretty darn perfect. And that just isn't so!
|Max July 2008|
|Amanda's birthday Feb 2008 -- we look so young!|
|Dec 2008 -- poor child...|
|sometimes you can't help yourself...I've always wondered why I have to open my mouth like that when I put on mascara..|
|I think we were trying some sort of new-fangled position to rid ourselves of double chins... did it work?|
|I don't think big Max was trying to take a picture of my face...just a hunch... (March 2010)|
|we don't want anyone walking away thinking Sam's labor was ALL fun and games... (April 2010)|
|Sam is not excluded ... (June 2010)|
THERE. I feel so much better now, like I got a weight off my chest. How about you?
Hope it was good for at least a good laugh or two... :)
Moving forward I'm going to try to include a little bit more 'real life' in every post.