Thursday, February 11, 2010

A blogging disclaimer and a few snow pictures

I have been a bit scarce here this week for multiple reasons. Not that I feel pressured to give a reason for my absence. I blog as life allows me time and I don't ever want to simply blog for the sake of blogging. Blogging is a great outlet for me, when life gets hectic I truly miss chronicling life on a regular basis.
Joe's been home the past 3 days for snow days, we've been busy. My computer has been giving me fits, every time I log on it suddenly freezes up. I hope it has something to do with these cold temperatures and that it's behavior will improve soon. Our computer is in our unfinished basement, so when it's 28 degrees outside it's near that down here too. My little space heater conked, my toes are reminding me now!
The other reason I've been quiet, is some times I really feel hypocritical. My intention is not to only blog all about the peachy, funny moments, the great sewing projects {that succeed}, home-school ideas or the most recent sweet thing my husband did for me. {and I don't always} These things are all real, but each time I sit down to blog there is a side that isn't written or captured. There are lots of details in our daily life that I just can't blog about. Nothing major or shocking, but real life, ugly life. The meltdowns, the frustrations, the quick tempers, the selfishness. . . must I continue?
I try to say this often, but I still don't feel like it is enough. Perhaps I should preface every blog post with this disclaimer. We are real people, with real relationships. Relationships that require work, time and most importantly God's grace and forgiveness. It scares me to think anyone might actually think we have life even semi-together.
I question my motive for posting what I post either here or on Facebook. What will it accomplish? Is it simply to make me sound good? To make me feel good?
I don't know why I feel the need to confess that I struggle, we struggle, as parents, spouses and Christians. I guess like I said, I just feel the need to clarify that I don't have it all together.

{Have I mentioned I'm a second born? We have a need to confess unasked.}

All this being said, I now feel much better! And while I'm on random topics, let me just add that I really appreciate all you readers stalkers! Thank you so much to reading and commenting. I am continually encouraged by all the feedback you guys leave me.

The snow melted a little today, so Joe is off to work in the morning. We got out and played in the snow a little yesterday with our friends/family. I didn't do much playing but I stayed out long enough to snap some quick pictures.

I {heart} this one very much!
These next three pictures make me laugh!
All Joseph wanted to do was make a snow angel. He was petrified to go down the small hill.
Jenna and Riley were fearless and went down the hill repeatedly. Jenna loved it!
As always, Bethany's favorite thing about the snow is eating it.
I wasn't feeling very good yesterday, but I'm so glad I got out and watched the kids play in the snow. They had so much fun!


Bonnie said...

I love snow days though where we live it does not happen very often.

I totally agree with what you said about blogging. I am a talker in real life and one goal I am aiming for is talk less and say more.

Great points.

Kristen said...

Miranda, we struggle sometimes too! That's just life. I don't know anyone who doesn't face struggles and growth and learning. I just want you to know that we are right there with you, alongside you, growing and struggling from time to time as well.

I love the snow pictures! I'm not big on snow, but we're supposed to get some today. I guess it will be fun for Benjamin to get out and see it... I just prefer no snow. Hehe.

Thank you for buckling down and being real with us!

Kristen said...

P.S. - I hope that heater works soon!!

Catherine Anne said...

Yaknow your blog has become one of my favs!!! I see so much of our family in yours. Great post!