Those posts - and I am talking about MINE TOO so
this isn't a condemnation toward anyone!!!!
The ones that have the fun pics- as in this post here!
The ones that say I just ran 8 miles in the best time yet!
I just baked 4 loaves of home made bread and in my spare time I baked 2 pies!
The ones that say I just love home schooling and my life is so amazing!
The ones that say I made gluten free, dye free, organic food for the whole week in just 2 hours!
The ones that say I just lost 50 lbs in 3 months and so can you!
The ones that say I just rearranged and cleaned my entire home!
We go about our day, but as we are serving Mac N Cheese to our children or cereal for dinner.
As we realized we haven't done anything for ourselves today.
As we realize that we didn't get around to making our children their clothes like so and so.
As we look in the mirror and see those extra pounds.
As we realize that we meant to make our kiddos home made cookies or bread.
As we .............. struggle to just keep up at all!
And of course public forums I think have loads of great things to offer- lots of support, love, encouragement, and information. It also hurts. Although it is brought on by unreal expectations it doesn't change the fact that we have a hard time.
Here is what I want to share with you- YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIVE UP TO IT!!!
As for me and our family you have seen plenty of raw posts where I tell it like it is!!! My house isn't all prettied up, my words are mess, I have messed it up with my children for the millionth time, I don't always even see the light of day because my list of To Do's are too long, my children yell back things that aren't nice, we have spills, scratches, dents, broken chairs, paint chipped off the wall, I definitely need some self care, and my list goes on and on!!
JESUS LOVES YOU JUST BECAUSE!!!
In fact HE loved you well before FB arrived!!! Well before there was those perfect ideas on Pinterest! Well before the computers and cell phones graced our homes!!!!
His Love is so very different and doesn't rely on our perfection. In fact that is WHY HE loves us!
His love was unconditional as He died on the cross for us. It was in FULL BLOOM! His love was literally hanging for the whole world to see with or without the latest tweet! His love was and is waiting for us. Waiting patiently for you and I to realize that HE IS STILL WAITING!
Oh man.....there are days when I feel like I am just not up to it. I can't do that like so and so. I am not talented in that way. I am jealous that so and so gets to do..... The green monster comes out. But when I spend time with my Savior who loves me more than anything else. When I let HIM remind me of His Unconditional Love I remember I DON'T HAVE TO LIVE UP TO IT!!!!!
I don't have to accept the guilt of unrealistic expectations!! AND neither do you!!
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