How has it been over three weeks since my last published post? I could have swore I wrote something since then (perhaps only in my head?)… But alas, I have not. What I have noticed is I’ve found myself posting less and less about my tribe of littles, and it’s not for lack of care about writing those posts. It’s not for lack of photos or lack of feelings or lack of memories collected, either. It’s not for lack of time, although I can say for certain I don’t have a lot of extra time…
It’s because these kids are ultra special to me. Like, big time ultra special. And I want to be sure what I’m writing about my children is something they’ll approve of later on. And perhaps a sense of anxiousness that comes to writing about such precious topics — the pressure to document and share it all (stress!).
I absolutely love this quote:
Life is too deep for words, so don’t try to describe it, just live it. –C.S. Lewis
And so what I’ve realized is this: I want to protect the memories we make as a family by storing them first in my heart. Then, later on, I will consider writing about them.
ALSO: I feel called to share a little grouping of other topics, which I’ll share below :)
I want to blog. I want to write and encourage others and be in community. I really do!
But, it’s important to me that I wholly remember the smell and feelings and sounds of our family memories firsthand.
As their mama.
As their cheerleader.
As a woman God created to birth new life, I want to capture these memories as family memories first.
There is value in writing things down, sharing photos and stories — for sure.
But there is even more value for me when I acknowledge the priority of having these sweet children in my life, and doing all I can to help them thrive.
Instead of always trying to describe it, I want my heart to soak in the comfort of being present with them.
So while I’m writing a bit less about my family and our day-to-day musings, here are 7 things I feel called to share with you on my blog:
- what I’m learning about mamahood
- how to add creativity to my life while at home my tribe of littles
- how to become a cheerleader for myself
- stories of friendship and encouragement
- my current hobbies: mostly books and small craft projects and family adventures
- small, snippet updates about our family and personal ventures
- and all the new things I’ll come up with that I haven’t come up with just yet ;)
For months, the idea of posting a lot of personal updates made me feel anxious. And I wasn’t looking forward to writing them, either. So I decided to spend a little time processing all of this, and I decided the feelings I had were worth listening to. So I did something about them, I made a change.
I want to spend my fringe hours each day and week encouraging other women, helping them to learn something new, and laughing a whole lot.
Besides, it’s a crazy amount of fun sharing about adventures and crafts and #highkicks and learning new things — right??
There is something very powerful about the way we naturally avoid and second guess certain ideals. Can you relate, even if it’s something totally unique and personal to your story? What are you feeling called to share? I would seriously love to hear from you.
PS. I will be blogging about our family, just less often than years past :)