Snap shot: a shot from a firearm that is aimed and fired quickly.
This is the type of blogger and writer I am.
I am time poor and therefore have to think on my feet.
Most of my blog posts are written in about 15 minutes. Can't you tell?
I sit down at the computer - spew forth words, have a quick read over it and hit the publish button.
I often walk away wondering if any of it made sense.
From your lovely comments, a message seems to be getting through - thanks for your kindness :)
Today I am thinking about how blogs are just a little snapshot into our lives. It can be easy to forget that sometimes as we read each others blogs and judge each other as mothers and writers.
It is hard as a blogger to keep it real and to keep life in perspective when you are trying your best to be positive and to uplift others. I do like to keep it real but my main focus is on trying to remember and share the joyful parts of my day and life.
The following is an example.
Sometimes on my blog I share a picture like this:
A gorgeous, little cherub who has fallen asleep on the couch and is innocent and sweet as she peacefully dreams away. I write about how I kissed that warm cheek, stroked that soft skin and just felt so thankful to have her in my life. Which I did do and is how I do feel towards her.
Of course what I fail to mention is that this sight also makes me as mad as anything because she has actually fallen asleep at 4:30pm whilst I am cooking dinner and it now means that I am going to be up all night trying to get her to sleep. Leaving me feeling frustrated because there goes any plans I had for catching up on things!!!
So that picture is a little snapshot into my life. What I also fail to show you is this:
Six other kids hanging out in our rumpus room who know I don't like it when she falls asleep at this time and just sat there and let her! I also fail to mention that these six kids are supposed to be doing homework, housework and many other fun activities instead of watching tv.
By the way, did you notice my four older kids all have their hands in their mouths!
We do feed them here - I promise.
So as we open our hearts and share our thoughts and feelings, remember that our blogs are just a 'shapshot' into what is really going on. I love seeing into your life and am so thankful you are interested in mine too!
For my 'Mother Heart' Linky I am looking for posts (old posts or new posts) that relate to mothering and motherhood. Experiences, tips, adventures, feelings and challenges that will help us feel connected and supported in our heart as we mother our cherubs.
You are welcome to grab my button, to spread the word and the love.
Please take the time to read what others have written and leave some bloggy love with a comment.