To all you who read my blog, I owe you an explanation. The last few posts have been less of the tone I usually post, but more of what you can expect from me in the future. It is time for me to stop pretending that things are rosy here, because a lot of the time they aren’t. My goal is not to whine or complain, but instead to be honest about the way I feel and the struggles I have in my life. My hope is twofold: 1) I have been silent for too long. I need the relief honesty brings, even if that means others will be privy to the very difficult moments that I have previously suffered through in silence. 2) I have to believe that my struggles will help someone else. The only thing that gets me through some of the more difficult days is the belief that my experience may benefit someone else. I don’t know who, and I don’t know when or how, but I believe the trials we endure are not without purpose. I have been so blessed to learn from the trials of others that I hope to be able to provide the same for someone else. There is no substitute for pure empathy.

So please be patient with me, as I struggle to find a balance between honesty and propriety. My life is not all doom and gloom, and I do hope to communicate that from time to time. But writing is cathartic to me and you may find a fair amount of brutal honesty in my future posts. Thank you for understanding.

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4 Responses to Honesty

  1. Shauna Lee says:

    You have been a lifesaver for me! I hope that you know that without your shining example I wouldn’t have made it through our difficult times! Love you more than you know!

  2. Susie says:

    You go girl! Sometimes pretending is for the best, but not for any length of time. It’s so liberating to stop pretending and let everyone know that your life isn’t a chair of bowlies like they think it is.
    When I was young, I thought I was up for a challenging child. I figured I could handle anything with a loving, righteous husband at my side. Little did I expect that my husband would be my trial! I know now better than to assume that everyone is happy in their own little family, but i am still shocked at how wonderful it is to share our burdens instead of keeping them hidden. It really does make them feel lighter!

  3. Ray says:

    You have our support! As you know, we gave honesty a chance not too long ago, and you guys were especially empathetic and great. From the summer I stayed with your family, I’d say that while your home is not perfect (I saw Erica’s epic melt-down about a grapefruit), you guys have a wonderful and loving home. We need to come see you soon!

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