I wrote a post a while back about writing talents on fingers (I know, sounds weird, much better explanation HERE). I love to do that even [especially] in the midst of the tough stuff, because it makes those kids of mine glow. I love that my parents did that for me. Looking at the bright side is just kind of what I do.
Which is why I love Dave who gives me a dose of reality. He’s the one I mentioned (after that “fingers” post, in a new one HERE) who wants to come in behind me and write the things our kids need to WORK on on each of their toes:) Ha!
There needs to be a balance, right?
Sometimes I think he should write some of the blog posts here. Because I know that despite the fact that I do try to “keep it real,” sometimes I honestly do see only rainbows and butterflies. And Dave reminds me that there are moths and spiders and wasps in the mix too. Oh sure, he sees the good as well, but he helps keep me grounded and I’m grateful.
Not everyone can have a medal.
So, despite the glowing things I often post here and the fact that I like to take pictures of pretty things, I hope readers realize that life is real, and there are struggles right along with the beauty I may or may not be sharing.
I loved this slide they showed at this social media awareness night I went to a couple weeks ago: