This post isn’t going to be profound. Or complete. It’s 7:00pm, and I haven’t started dinner.
There will also be disclaimers. Like this one.
Disclaimer: Yes, our family is doing some awesome things with our lives these days. But 1.) we can’t take an ounce of the credit. And 2.) it is absolutely not all love and happiness and unselfishness around these parts (TRUST ME).
I’ve said before that I struggle with sharing stuff about our lives. I never, ever want to come across as, “LOOK AT US! We buy used underwear and eat grass and LOVE PEOPLE FROM COUNTRIES YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF!”
(I also do not want to live in fear of people mis-reading me and not understanding my heart.)
But I absolutely DO want to come across as, “HEY! You know all that stuff we’ve been told all our lives about The American Dream and what it means to Be a Good Christian and This Is How You Have to Do Things Because Just Because?”
LET’S QUESTION THAT. Just the littlest bit. And then the next littlest bit.
Maybe money and security aren’t everything. Maybe wanting less is the key to contentment. Maybe loving the poor and hanging out with people from different countries and having fun that money can’t buy WILL BLESS YOUR SOCKS OFF.
My kids still fight and whine. I still worry about bills. Gabe still struggles with anxiety and road rage. I still HATEHATEHATE chewing/swallowing noises (among others–I will probably blog about this soon).
We are not perfect, nor heroic. We’re just kind of giving ourselves away, and God is giving us back more than we can wrap our minds around.
We have chosen a path less traveled, and it is KILLING US WITH ITS AMAZINGNESS.
And I want EVERYBODY to experience it for themselves.