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!