I have decided to start a blog. Whether this is a good thing or not, time will have to tell. I have always said, quite determinedly, that I would never write a blog. The only blogs that I am familiar with are the kind that dispense daily wisdom, encouragement, and good advice. I don’t feel qualified to do any of those things on a regular basis. Sure, every once in a while I might have something profound to say, maybe I can speak a word of encouragement, but I know I couldn’t do it repeatedly. I also don’t have a lot of advice to give out. (Ok, I have a ton of advice for my children that they are subject to every day, like, brush your teeth, don’t wear old faded t-shirts to church, don’t eat bread with mold on it. But, that’s just part of being a mom.) My life is a bit chaotic and I am still trying to get it together. When I have achieved the perfect weight, can keep my house clean every day, and have attained a certain level of awesomeness, maybe I’ll start dispensing advice.
I certainly don’t feel like I can give out parenting advice either. Having 10 children has taught me that really, I have no idea what I’m doing, and I’m just winging it every day. God and I have a daily agreement that he’ll give me grace for today and I’ll try to listen to his advice instead of going ballistic when my kids do stuff like pour cooking oil all over the kitchen floor. Yeah, there are some shortcuts we’ve figured out that work for our kids, but I’ve been around enough families to realize that my shortcuts don’t necessarily apply to everyone else. And so, all of this is why I have said that I will never write a blog.
Well, then I had it pointed out to me that a blog can be about anything. I don’t have to instruct, lift up, or be positive. Yay! Maybe there is a place in the blogosphere for me after all. I do have a bit of a crazy life, and I enjoy writing about it, and it’s fun to share my stories with other people. So, if you are interested in reading about the crazy adventures of a mom of 10, then you are at the right place. Welcome to Life With Esther.