I’ve decided to start a blog. Obviously.
I get asked often if I have a blog or YouTube channel or if I am going to start one. For years Facebook and Instagram have been sufficient platforms for me to post all I desire to post online, though, so I never had the desire to do anything other. But as we prepare to sell our house and head out, as a family of 12, on a year(ish) long RV adventure, I decided it was time to take the plunge and start something. I like words and photos more than videos, so a blog it is.
I used to have a blog, 10+ years ago. I felt I had so much to say back then, so much to offer the world around me. The older I’ve grown, the less I feel I know, the less I want my thoughts permanently penned and the less I feel a need or desire to say much of anything. So, I come to you with a loss of words.
What you’ll find here are photos of our everyday life, ones that show more of our happy moments than sad. You’ll read the fun, hard, good and crazy adventures of a large family. I doubt I’ll give much parenting or marriage advice. I parent how I parent and wife how I wife – you do you. I’m no mom or wife idol, and not only do I not think that I know it all – I KNOW I don’t know it all. I think my kids are awesome and precious, so I will unapologetically over-post all sorts of things about them. I have many deep thoughts, and I have no doubt I’ll share some of those here. I, also, have no doubt that I will later disagree with some of my own thoughts. I do get vulnerable and will at times give TMI (too much info). I love Jesus, a lot. He has loved me and brought me out of some of the deepest pits. He will be ribboned throughout every bit of this blog. But you won’t find religion or judgement here. You’ll find hope, laughter, love and life.
I hope I find or brave more words as I go, and that I’ll regain a voice I feel I’ve given up or lost. But I’d rather have few words than lofty ones. I can’t really say what exactly this blog will be, but here it is. Come along if you’d like…