What Really Matters
I have been floundering a bit with the direction of this blog and about even keeping it going. I just feel like we are not doing anything interesting or “blog worthy” and that makes it hard to write posts. I mean, do you want to see the little stuff that is going on here or do you just want to see school stuff? The school stuff is happening, but really sporatically and honestly with so much book work happening here it seems silly to show too many school days posts. After all they all start to look the same! So today I thought that with all the busyness and lack of projects, the grils needed some fun with mom (and I needed a blog post)! I have seem montester cookies all over Pintrest and I just knew that this simple Halloween snack was going to be a hit! 🙂 The recipe that I saw used cake mix (which I didn’t have). So I just made a chocolate chip cookie recipe with out the chocolate chips! It worked out really well! The girls loved it and we made green and purple monsters!
After making cookies it was off to bed. While Bunny was getting into bed, she told me that she was just so happy. Happy that we got to make cookies. Hmmmm….she was so happy that we got to make cookies! She got me thinking that this was a really simple, little thing. Honestly it only took a few minutes of time with them, but the impact was much bigger then I realized. She was happy about the cookies. I didn’t need to go anywhere special, or do anything big, just something little. After all that is what we remember most about life. When it all comes down to it, our most treasured memories are simple. A look, a moment, a hug, a walk….all simple things that mean the world to us. The same is true for our families. Why do we torture ourselves to create a perfect moment for our kids, filled with projects, learning opportunities, and a million things? I am slowly learning that kids are going to learn, play, and grow no matter what I plan out for them. So long as they have access to things that allow them to grow, and can come to me with questions, they will learn and be happy. I don’t see each thing that happens, but I do know that things are being thought about. I have been trying to make sure that I am taking more pictures of their daily moments, but I don’t always remember to. That make it hard to share. So how does this connect with my blog thoughts? Well, I don’t feel like I am doing things here that you are going to be interested in reading. I am not making awesome themes, we aren’t taking trips out and about too much, and we have done a lot of crafting or projects. So what is there to share with you? Not much….unless you want to see pictures of kids playing outside, building blocks, or other unrelated things. So while I am not doing anything note worthy by internet standards, we are doing simple things that are going to make memories for my girls. So I am going as you all to send some prayer and good thoughts to little ol’ me while I am working out how the simple things translate into my blog.
Amy @ No Greater Honors
October 30, 2013 @ 3:23 am
You know, I understand what you mean to a degree. It’s almost overwhelming to see amazing blogs that you love to follow and look at your own (or in my case, my own) and wonder if it’s worth it in comparison. But I just remind myself that the blog was started for me – and in hopes and prayers that it would be an encouragement someday to someone – but if not, it’s still nice for me to look back on! I say, blog when you want to, when you feel like it, when you have time, and when you have something YOU don’t ever want to forget. Don’t worry if anyone else thinks it’s ‘blogworthy’ – if it’s worthy to you, that’s what matters. These are your memories – your moments – that you will want to remember more than anyone else! I will be praying, though, for you to get some peace about it!
October 31, 2013 @ 12:38 am
Thanks Amy! I think that you are right. I need to write about the things are really important here, to me, and to my girls. So I think that I am going to keep writing, but only when it is something I want to write about. I think that I have put so much pressure on myself to make things happen so I can write, and I am starting to think about it as something I have to do instead of something I want to do. Thanks for the advice!