Thursday, January 03, 2008

It's Gotta Be Real!

I cannot believe that it has been 3 months since I last blogged! I knew it had been a long time but time flies! There seems to constantly be a need right now - I'm sure none of you know what I'm talking about! But we went to Wyoming for Christmas to visit Mike's family. I had A LOT of time to think on the drive through North Dakota. And I've been thinking about my blog and how frustrated I've been to not be able to keep up. But there are days when I can hardly string a sentence together due to distractions, tiredness, old age :), and 5 kids, one husband and a puppy! I really don't want to write just to write - only when I have something worth saying which by the end of most nights is only "diet coke and TV!"

And so I want to be more consistent it writing - it's good for me. One of the things that I love the most about Christmas is getting Christmas cards and pictures from all our friends! I get giddy when I get the mail in December! I still have all the pictures hanging on my sliding glass doors and will probably leave them there until at least the end of January and then I still don't have the heart to throw them away so I save them!

One letter we got from a relative of ours was really eye opening. I know all about the ins and outs and troubles this family is going through and the letter from them was totally NOT reality. Everything was rosy and perfect right down to making cookies for the neighbors. It got me to thinking how many people might write things that are not reality. Most people I would have no idea because I don't see them that often. But I would much rather get a letter that honestly explains what is going on good or bad. It's just gotta be real or why bother? I think that I am a good enough friend to handle peoples tough times and I know my friends would be happy to shoulder the burdens in my life even if it does put a damper on the Christmas letter. One letter I read was honest about a divorce in their family. It was sad to read about, but I was glad they told us.

So in the new year I want to be real. I'm going to be honest about all that is going on even when it isn't pretty which is kind of a lot these days. I hope you feel like you can be too. You can always call or email me with all the real stuff in life!

It's good to be back! Stay tuned . . . .

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