Being new to the whole blogosphere, I have been completely overwhelmed by the absolutely amazing domestic divas that exist out there in cyberville. See, I'm even learning the blog slang. Yikes! I can learn a lot from these super moms. And I want to learn a lot from them--because I want to be the best wife, mommy and happy little homemaker I can be. My first reaction to all this information, though, I just have to admit, has been condemnation. But, thank you, Jesus, He didn't let me stay there long. I've come to accept that I'm not perfect, that I NEED Jesus! Yes, there are habits He wants me to change, lessons He wants me to learn, but I will never be able to accomplish anything of eternal value in my own strength. I can't do it. And I only exhaust myself and everyone around me when I try to! Jesus in me is my only hope of glory! (Col. 1:27)
Phew. It feels good to say that! I think one of the most important character traits to me is transparency. So I'm going to start a series of posting titled "Keepin' it Real Mondays". (If this is already a series, let me know so I can change the title) Every monday I'll be posting a little confession...or two...maybe three? Don't worry--nothing heavy! Not too messy. Just real and hopefully relevant.
Here it goes:
Confession No.1: My closets are potential lawsuits. I cleaned my house like a frantic woman for the twin's birthday, but I was growing short on time (the party was for 2 and I was still cleaning at 1!) I remembered reading in a magazine that over 60% of house guests peek in the hostesses' closest. I freaked out. How was I going to get my closet organized in time? I know what you're thinking--I should have worked on that weeks ahead of time. And I really did try to--but with twins and a toddler "helping" me--it only got worse! Then I thought of just taping a sign to the door:
"DANGER! OPEN AT OWN RISK! BEWARE OF FALLING OBJECTS!"
Or maybe this one would work better?
"EMERGENCY EXIT ONLY!"
Confession No. 2: Ummm....should I even mention what's under my beds?