My friend Pam did an excellent post on this today, and I encourage you to go read her take on the whole issue. You'll find it here, at House full of Love.
Maybe you've even thought these same thoughts coming to my blog. You look at pictures of my beautiful children, hear stories of my wonderful husband whom I adore, etc, etc. And you think "Man, why can't MY family/life be like that?" Or, if you're not even married yet, you may be wondering why you don't even HAVE a family yet. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, folks. And, while I DO love my family, my husband, my life, and I wouldn't trade it in for anything, I don't show you EVERYTHING on here! You've never seen...
- pictures of the night Joel was away and Eli and Noah got sick with the stomach flu......and then I got sick....and there they were throwing up in the middle of the night, and me, with a 103 degree fever, trying to tend to them....
- pictures of Noah, covered in chocolate from the entire Easter peanut-butter egg that he snuck and ate before breakfast this morning.
- pictures of my tears of frustration as I cried to my husband that my house never stays clean, not even for ten lousy minutes.
- pictures of Cosette as she ran out of the school-room yesterday morning, frustrated beyond words that she couldn't figure out her math assignment.
My life is blessed with a wonderful husband and four beautiful children. Your life may be blessed with something totally different.....a career, school, a ministry. Live your own life, rejoice at where God has you now, and, if you want a good smile or laugh, come visit my blog every now and then :)