I enjoy blogging. I do. I love having a place to put words that might encourage someone, and I absolutely love hearing from readers when they do. Recently, though, I’ve come to a realization.
I will never be a better blogger.
And, I’d like to explain to you why that is.
First, I have to BE a mom, not just blog about being one. That means this blog is not going to take top priority. There are times it will go quiet because our lives are anything but.
Second, I am no “expert” at parenting, and I won’t pretend to be. Motherhood is hard. Marriage is hard. I can’t tell you how to do it best, but I can try to encourage you while you work it out for yourself.
Do you want to know one of the reasons I sometimes stop reading blogs I’ve followed for a while? Because the blogger becomes an “expert.” Truly. As soon as a blogger seems to know it all or have it all together, I just don’t find their information as encouraging as before. Helpful? Sometimes. But I only have a few minutes to read blogs on any given day, and I want to hear from someone who is living and LEARNING, someone who is walking this road WITH me, not just trying to direct traffic on the way.
That’s what I want my blog to be. A place you can come for a word of encouragement, not a how-to manual for mothering. BECAUSE THERE ISN’T ONE.
If I have wisdom, it comes from the Word.
If I can encourage you, it’s because I’ve been encouraged.
If I’ve learned something, it was probably the hard way. If I share it, maybe you can learn from my mistakes….or at least you can laugh at them.
That’s why I write. Because I want to encourage you and let you know you are not alone in this mothering thing. And remind myself I’m not alone either….