Yep. I have finally decided to keep a blog. The paper journal, old-fashioned letter writing, bibliophile me is rebelling, but I am doing it. Why not? I read blogs all the time, my husband has one, I often find myself stopping in the middle of a moment and saying "that would make a great blog post," and I've even had friends encourage me to start one.
So why have I been so resistant? I could say it is because I don't want to be tempted to portray myself as better than I am. I could say it is because I think there are more valuable ways to spend my time. But those of you who know me know the real reason. As I told my husband, "Everyone is doing it, and that's enough to make me not want to do it."
His answer? "Everyone eats three meals a day, too."
Thus the name of my blog. This is my little attempt at three square meals. The problem is, of course, that I am an imperfect human being, struggling through this life and trying to live up to ideals that I never quite reach. "Two Square Meals" is an attempt to keep myself honest, a chance to process my life, failures and all, as I seek to be a better wife, mother, thinker, doer, and lover of the One who will one day make me perfect.
I love to read and have benefited from the blogs of so many moms who seem to have a handle on things much more than I do. I want to be them, but I am not. I do not bake my own bread (yet), my kids get to watch TV, I sometimes yell, I often don't appreciate my husband, I interrupt, and I don't always floss. But I am confident of this (to paraphrase good old Paul), that he who began a good work in me will bring it to completion at the day of Christ Jesus.