Tuesday, September 25, 2007

I Took the Plunge

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.


Catherine said...

If it makes you feel better...I NEVER floss. :)

Welcome! I'm so glad you're here.

Farrah said...

I can't wait to read your thoughts, etc... You have such a unique and profound way of viewing the world. None of us live up to the standards of the lives we imagine other moms lead. If we all brought down our guards, we would see that we all struggle with something and probably most of the same things. You can always look to me as an example of an imperfect mom striving for something more and realize that you are your own worst critic. I will remind you of that if you will remind me! :)

Elizabeth said...

Welcome to the blogosphere my dear friend. I look forward to having this new way to stay connected to your life.

Rachel said...

i look forward to reading it all! welcome in!