Because we don't want to appear perfect in the blogging world, we have tended toward overcompensating humility. Let me explain.
It would be easy to paint a perfect picture for you, my readers. Only post pictures of a clean house. Only highlight my finest homeschool moments. Only post about our achievements...
It's like a Christmas newsletter all year long!
Only, we don't want to do that. So we, Christian blogging moms, show you the other side. Sometimes, we make whole series out of it! It's encouraging to other moms to know that no one really keeps up with the laundry. That we are not alone. That everyone has THOSE days.
I'm all for that.
But I'm afraid that sometimes we get to the point where we feel we must depreciate ourselves in this manner. That to show you, "Hey, I did really good on this today." or "Look! This is really working!" or "I think I've got this under control." would be like becoming a traitor.
I think we should be honest and real when it's appropriate (I'm not showing you my checkbook OK?) but I don't think we have to do so to the point where we begin to think of ourselves as disorganized messes all the time.
We all have talents and abilities and areas where we shine. We all have homemaking and homeschool successes. But bragging on those looks like pride.....so we overcompensate the humility part.
If our strength comes from Christ, then telling about our sucesses is like bragging on what the Lord has done in our lives, right?
Look at God! Isn't He awesome? Look what He helped me do!
I'd like to think of it that way. I'll still share about my bad times and my struggle against disorganization because that IS real life. But I'd like to also show you what the Lord has done and is doing to this wife/mama/homemaker.
'Cause it's pretty cool.
Does that make sense?