I researched curriculum so much this weekend I gave myself a migraine. Oh my, my head hurt!
I have been thinking about the question "why am I blogging"? I really want to make sure I am doing it for the right reasons. I am terrible at people pleasing, by that I mean when I do something just to please others (look good in their eyes, pretend I am someone I am not) it never works out. For many years I tried and I consistently fell short and then would beat myself up over it. I cannot be doing this so that I have followers, so that everyone loves everything I say, so that I am the funniest, have the largest family or I am the most eloquent writer. I just have to be me and hope to touch a few hearts while documenting our journey through life!
As the years have gone by I have adopted a new philosophy- I am here to serve and please the Lord. Hopefully, by doing so I will be helping others- hopefully, I can bring someone some joy, some support in their adventures in life, support during their adoption journey, maybe some words of wisdom or ideas from my experiences, a good laugh, a smile, a feeling like "oh yeah, I know what she means". My desire is to visit others blogs so I can share their journey, continue to learn a few things, grow in my faith and get a little comradery on this island I have created. This island of being 50, having older kids and small kids, adopting and homeschooling.
(If anyone knows the correct spelling of comradery please help! I even googled it but the blog still says it's wrong?)Aargh
This blog adventure started on the "journey to me" site where we jotted down our thoughts to our new child and documented our journey to China. Now it is more than that, it is not just for our adopted children it is for ourselves and for our new friends. It helps us keep our head above water and our attitudes in check. It is heartwarming to know you are not doing it all alone. Yes, our Lord is with us but we are also able to bring a few friends along for the ride- bloggy friends.
My hope is that I will be able to joyfully share our adventure with those that are interested, encourage others to adopt the precious children and be supportive of them. It is kind of a ministry in a way! I think we are all ministering to each other - and that is a good thing!