Saturday, April 5, 2014

Ultimate Blog Party!

While I am not really seeking to get this blog noticed, which seems to fly in the face of the goal of a blog party, I wanted to join in the community of Christian life bloggers.  I have a business blog which I have been plugging away at for the last two or three months.  Even though I love crocheting and photography and writing, this blog still has my heart because it is personal.  It's about my life.  Some of these entries were heart-wrenching.  There are some still in draft form because I couldn't bring myself to make them public because they were so personal.  Sometimes all that I could manage was song lyrics.  This blog is a little bit of everything.  It's funny stories about my kids, it's rants about things that bug me, it's my journey with a special needs' child, it's accounts of experiences that I have gone through that may help someone else who is also going through it, it's my soapbox for things that I am passionate about, it's where I can express my opinion safely and without fearing judgment or argument.  I can be me here.  That may mean that you don't like what I write.  That's ok.  I don't demand that everyone agree with me.

Who am I?  You can read my profile to the right if you want the stats.  I am a mess.  I am not perfect.  I have had a bumpy ride.  But, I have a Savior that has held me through it all.  I went through a messy divorce which still presents problems regularly.  I am remarried to my high school sweetheart.  I have three children: two girls, one boy.  My daughters are in middle school and my son is still in elementary school.  My oldest is responsible and well-rounded and dependable and following Christ.  My middle daughter struggles with depression and self-injurious behavior and vacillates between being mommy's girl and a sullen angry preteen.  My son is somewhere between bipolar and autism.  I suffer from clinical depression, anxiety, and PTSD.  I am also funny and weird.  I am on a weight loss journey, having lost 50 pounds of my 100-pound goal.  I am a photographer, a writer, and a crafter.  I was raised a Baptist, but now attend a non-denominational Christian church.  I work in the nursery and help with the teen girls' discipleship group.  I am starting a crochet club at church to make items for charity and my husband and I are starting up a drama team.  I went to Bible College for three semesters and would love to finish someday.  I have self-published one Christian novel on Amazon so far and am writing a mother-daughter devotional currently.  I have two cats and a dog.  That's the short version of me.  For the long version, you'd have to read through the last six years of blog posts.  I sometimes neglect this blog because I am trying to build my businesses or am just too busy, but when I do, I miss it.

I hope that by joining this Blog Party and listing this blog among other Christian bloggers that I might meet up with other moms like me.  If we have something in common, give me a shout out in the comments!


Dana Vaudrin said...

So nice to meet you! I'm a big fan of messy people, because I am one. :)

Your devotional for moms and daughters caught my eye. What age group are you targeting? I'm in the process of working on a project with my daughter. If you're interested in more about that, you can find more details at

Susie @homemaker-mom said...

Hello! I enjoyed reading your party post! I found you via the #UBP2014 today. Thank you for being transparent in your blog!!

Ginger Harrington said...

Hey there from #ubp2014. I enjoyed visiting your blog today and I am so glad you are finding good outlets for your creativity. I am looking forward to connecting with other bloggers through the bloggy party thing and I am pleased to meet you.

Robin Davidson said...

Hi ladies! Thanks for visiting! @Dana, my girls are 11 and 13 and I am aiming at them, but I think I am going to write it in such a way as to appeal to a range of teens. I posted an excerpt of a rough draft of a devotion over on my other blog: I will definitely check out your site!