Blogging is kind of a waste of time, but sometimes the greatest fulfillment I get in a day is seeing my thoughts "published" in a post. When I first started blogging it was primarily a way of keeping pictures and updates available and consistent for family and supporters. That has changed.
When I became a SAHM my opportunity for discussion, adult conversation, and sharing with others was greatly reduced. I love being a SAHM, but I miss sharing my life with others. Ever since I became a Christian I have been in leadership roles in various ministries. It was my joy to share my spiritual journey with others, both my triumphs and defeats. It was so rewarding to encourage others in their walk as we grew together. Currently my 9 month old is not really interested in why I believe in the sovereignty of God or what I thought about the passage I just read. He doesn't need my advice on how to overcome the things that make us stumble or the theological ramifications of the latest "must-read". He just needs to know I am going to play, cuddle, feed, and bathe him. So, I blog.
I blog in hopes that some other gal (or guy) behind their computer screen will be encouraged by the things I write about. I am sure my readership doesn't even break into double digits, but still it gives me purpose to know that perhaps some other SAHM can relate, laugh and know she will make it through & she is not alone. I hope it gives my fellow Christian something to think about - whether in agreement or disagreement. I hope it still keeps my family in "the know", since we live so far away. It is my outreach. It is my time to teach. It is when I create. It is how I can love. It is a way to share hope. It is my refreshment.