In blogland it is easy to show our lives in edited form. We, of course, don't want to show the piles of laundry, dishes in our sinks, floors to be swept and mopped. We want to show the pretty table arrangement, the happy kids, the beautiful sunset.
This is not real life though. While those things are a part of our real lives, there are also areas of mess. They might be stress from a difficult job, struggles to keep to a budget in this economy, heartache from family members....I could go on, but you get the idea.
I don't think that it is wrong to edit what we say on our blogs, in fact it is a good policy. We need to think about what we should feel free to share with the world! I try to think about whether what I share will embarrass my family - do I have a right to share potty training stories? Maybe...but maybe not. Sometimes I read things about people on blogs and I cringe wondering whether enough thought was given before someone posted that story about their child's struggles, their difficult in laws or whatever. However, by editing my words, I don't want to give the impression that everything in our life is perfect - it is not!
I have shared a few times about having a difficult child. This person is no longer a child and that has made for all the more difficulty. I will not share their issues, because that is their story. I will however ask that you pray for us, we surely need wisdom from the Lord. He has sustained us and strengthened us and taught us so much through this relationship with our child. We are praying for God to receive Glory through it all.
I wanted to share a glimpse of my garden, here in mid July, through Lindsay's lens.
Gold Mound Spirea
Salvia Victoria Blue - waiting to open
I find the beauty of the garden - any garden - makes my heart glad. It is a reminder to me of our great God, the Creator of the world, who holds it all in His hands and has everything in His control. I am so thankful...