Monday, March 12, 2007

What am I doing?

I thought it would be fun to start a blog. Jess did it and it looks so nice and easy. Apparently I am not as computer savvy. So, I guess at least for now, my page will be bland and unexciting visually, which goes against everything that I am; but I will be content with its simplicity.
I just thought that this would be a nice activity for me, since I've been spending a lot more time on the computer over the last several months. Occasionally, I have astounding philosophical thoughts and no one to share them with! Alright, admittedly those thoughts are few and far between, but it does happen. And more often, I find something that the kids say or do to be precious, or funny or inspiring, and want to remember it.
But, it's so easy for me to get caught up in the every day; picking up toys, washing dishes, doing laundry, overseeing schoolwork, cooking, and in general just keeping the peace. Sometimes, I need to remember that though being "mom" is my dream job and incredibly important; I was somebody before that - and she's still in there somewhere.... How easily minimized are my other roles, when the role and responsibilities of "mom" are so large and immediate. I do have thoughts and feelings; regarding my family, my friends, my job, my life, my frustrations, fears, joys, dreams, my walk with the Lord, my growth, my struggles.
And these are what I intend to share here, in a fairly "safe" atmosphere, where anyone can read it, yet I don't have to know about it if they don't want to mention it! I hope it will be a place where I can keep track of milestones, both physical, like my children's accomplishments; and personal milestones. So, we'll see how this goes!


Aunt Linda said...

Golly, I just typed up a whole nice thing here, then lost it because I didn't have an account yet. That's annoying.

Anyway, as I was saying...this is a good thing for you & Jess to be doing. You think now that time moves slowly, but blink thrice & your kids will be grown & walking their own life path. Our Heavenly Father's hand is active in our daily lives, but when you get to be old, like me, that's when you look back & see so much more of His hand in history! You will look back & see things that, with time and age, you would go back and change if you could. You will remember events that you wish could have gone on forever, and other events that you wish had never happened. However, all combined, they make us who we are. If you have the time to keep up with this "journaling", then you will be able to look back & say "oh yeah! I forgot about that!" and laugh...or cry.

As I get older, I am sorrowed by the fact that I am so far away from my family--not just my girls, but my extended family of sisters, nieces, nephews, and all their families. Having been relocated as we have been has surely put into perspective the things that are truly important in life!

Anyway...enjoy your family, enjoy your "new hobby". I will try to keep up.

Incidentally, my job ends this week. I saw it coming--it was phased out, and Wednesday will be my last day. I'm not sad, as it gives me more time to do other things.

Just to let you know, Bets...occasionally I too have an astounding thought, but I usually forget it before I can share it! LOL

jessi said...

Hey Chum! So excited you've joined me in the blogosphere!!