I’ve been humbled by the feedback about the series I’ve been doing for moms of young children. Knowing you have been comforted and encouraged means a great deal to me. When I started this blog back in January I admit it — I had young moms in the forefront of my heart.
So the series will continue next week.
It’s been a little surprising to me how many of you have told me how much you enjoy the real-people aspects to this blog. You see, the main reason I started it was because I wanted to chronicle my musings for my kids and grandkids. At the end of each year of blogging I’m going to put the posts for that year into a bound “book” for them to argue over after I’m gone. I got this idea because I’ve already been repeatedly reminded that one of the first things that’s gonna happen when I die is a rush for the many personal journals that sit on the shelf in my closet. (Shhhh…don’t tell them I already removed one or two that I didn’t want them or anyone to read because they were written during a season when sinful attitudes were flying!…smile.)
Bringing my flawed, crazy and wonderful family into my writing has seemed to make what I communicate “real” — I love that!
So…I have a surprise for you on Monday you won’t want to miss! I’ve asked one of my sons to be a guest contributor. His support for my writing is surpassed by his insightful perspective on motherhood. As the first-time daddy of 18-month-old Amelia, Joey has some things on his heart to share with us that I think will further strengthen and bless you.
I think hearing from a guy will bring a welcomed perspective….
I’ve asked him to do this not primarily because he is a gifted writer but because he’s been an honorable son who now treats his wife with the respect and gratitude I received for years.
But our relationship wasn’t perfect. Joey is going to talk about a season when his relationship with Benny and me was tested. I’m excited about the hope that will spring in your hearts for when times may get tough when your now little ones.
Special thanks to those of you who have liked, commented and shared the posts on Facebook. You getting the word out is helping this little blog to grow and because of that, more moms are finding they are not alone in both the joys and challenges of motherhood.
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Have a wonderful weekend and get ready to hear from Joey on Monday!