|The support team: Zach, 8; Scott, 14; Daniel, 8; husband Joe; Audra, 6|
I shared these things with you today because too often we present to the rest of the world a façade of having-it-all-togetherness. Out of pride, vanity, or shame, we like everyone to think we’re strong and invincible, even when we’re sick. We don’t ask for outside help for fear of someone finding out our weaknesses or secret slobbiness. But everyone, at least to some degree, lives the same way behind closed doors, don’t they? So let that be an encouragement to you, or at the very least some small consolation, during the times when your house looks like those pictures. Because no matter what you tell people, we all know that sometimes it does. Whether it’s from sickness, or just having one of those days where nothing goes quite right, sometimes your counters will be covered in dirty dishes, and the laundry will be piled up, and you’ll be overwhelmed. But it will get better - as soon as you do!
That all being said, don’t be surprised if at some point you see these same scenes in their clean state on this blog. As much as I’m trying to be transparent with you all, my pride may get the better of me, and I may feel compelled to prove that I’m not a slob. I’m only human!