Sweet Henry’s posture captures my spirit well, as I’m stare at my computer screen… if only I could type comfortably in that position. This post has been brewing in my head for weeks now, so I’ll warn you in this first paragraph that it has the potential of being a catastrophic mess of Jen’s thoughts, but hopefully I can express a little bit more of “ME”.
I also have to warn you that I’m a bit apprehensive on how this post (and posts to follow) may change your perception of me, but I feel burdened to share more of the “reality” of our life.
As my Sunday School teacher used to say, “Fasten your seatbelts!” (Right, Marie?)
Lets’ see where do I start???? I love this blog for many reasons.
~It gives me a way to share our boys with our family and friends (and all of you “lurkers” too!).
~It gives me an outlet and a memory book to capture some of the stories of our lives. (After all, isn’t the best part of taking a picture sharing it?) I can hardly wait to share this journal with the boys someday!
~It’s a resource for other multiple moms, especially expectant ones who can use our archives as a way to prepare for their journey, laugh at our mistakes, see different multiple products, contact us for support, etc. This is one of my favorite things about our blog and one of the main motivations behind these posts. You’d be surprised at how many mothers of multiples that I come in contact with who have read our entire blog. Do you realize that’s hours worth of reading? Computer screen, after computer screen of text? It amazes me, but at the same time if I would have found a quad blog before our delivery, I’m sure I would have done the same. Finding a “real life” family who has walked your path is golden.
~It’s a way to glorify Jesus Christ. He has provided for us, loved us, answered our prayers, performed miracles, and protected our family through this amazing journey. There’s well over a thousand of you coming to this site a day, and I feel a strong responsibility to share with you our Savior. Creator. Father. Redeemer. And I hope to do this better in future posts….Would you fellow believers pray for boldness and clarity in my writing? I am both humbled and overwhelmed at this task.
So after reflecting a little bit on “why I blog”, (because to be honest, some days I feel like throwing in the blogging towel, and trying to hide us all under a giant-family sized rock), I decided that some of our story needs a more realistic approach. I don’t mean that our pictures, videos, journals, adventures, etc. haven’t been true to life….they are some of my favorite memories and I am so glad that they are documented in a way that I can save them in my “image bank” and that we have the opportunity to share them with you, our readers. The majority of my posts will continue in the same style and content.
However, I think some of you feel like you “know us”, by reading this blog and I desire to show more of our heart with you. This blog simply scratches the surface of who we are as a family. I’m still wrestling with the how, what, and when, of going about all this, so be patient with me. (A little pat on the back for encouragement sake would do too!)
I’m planning on rewinding back to the pregnancy for several future posts. I know, I know, 18+ months later, but you’re never ever obligated to read. There’s just a bulk of our story that I’m fearful that will be forgotten if I don’t write it down….soon!
I’ll close for now with a few verses that have been an encouragement to me in recent days.
“Not that I have already attained or am already perfected. I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. I do not count myself to have apprehended, but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead. I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3: 12-14