Tuesday, June 11, 2013
There but by the Grace of God
For years, I put off writing a blog. The only blogs I had ever read had been the ramblings of perfect people. They had made all of the right decisions, lived according to the highest standards and were reaping the immeasurable benefits of their perfectly conducted lives. They had perfect marriages, perfect children and perfect homes.
I found, skimming through blog after blog, that my imperfect life didn't measure up. I discovered that although I had made the best decisions I could, I had not been the wife I was supposed to be, we hadn't managed our finances the way we should have, or even built our shouse correctly.....the list of things that I/we had done wrong went on and on and on.
Depression set in. When I looked around I didn't see a whole world of perfect people, but I sure read about them online. And then I got to thinking. I would write a blog. I would write the truth about a family that wasn't perfect. About a family that was a work in progress. I would write about the difficulties of being a Godly wife, a good mother and a modern pioneer woman. I would offer real-life solutions to difficult, sometimes impossible, circumstances. I would tell people that even when life didn't go as planned there was always a way through the storm and onto solid ground. I would write a blog about the fact that good things were worth working for and that character really did matter.
Here's the deal. We are not perfect. We try - we fail - and we get back up again. If you want someone to walk through the muck of life with you - we are here. If you screw things up, welcome. If you don't have the finances to have the "perfect" life, you are in the right place. If your marriage isn't perfect and your children are works in progress, we are happy to share some of the things we have learned.
Our family is here by the grace of God. And we are here for all of you less than perfect people. We can't offer much, but we can offer encouragement, support and hope. We may be a little rough around the edges, but our foundation is firm and true. We have built our shouse on the Rock. There but by the grace of God....