I shared this article on Facebook last week. In my opinion the article nails my thoughts on “motherhood” today. (Only after I read it, did I realize the article was written by a man. Either way- nailed.)
I started blogging with the intent of better documenting life. Because if my mom asked if I wanted to read her journal as a young mom.. I wouldn’t hesitate for a minute. I’d want to know the details of her day, her passions, the random things my siblings and I did, her struggles. Honestly, if I don’t write things down there is no way I’m going to remember. Anything. (I can’t even remember Colette’s birthday.. well, I’m 50/50).
Either way- in no way do I want to pretend our days are perfect or only show pictures where the kids are matching and all would appear that we live a perfect/storybook life. We don’t. We fall short. So I struggle some days when I sit down to write. I don’t want to ignore the real hard challenges we walk through but I also don’t want to “throw up” the details of our shortcomings either.
I believe the article is right on.. its time to level the field and boast in our weakness. I’ve got plenty. It just doesn’t feel as comfortable or look as pretty.