I never realized how hard it is to write a journal/blog regularly! Before I had my job, and had so many other irons in the fire, I wrote and posted pictures at least weekly! Well, while I realize no one but my sisters & sis in law, and very few others read this, I have loved doing it if for no other reason than to keep in touch with my distant and not so distant family.
This blog has also been an outlet for my love of writing, but I have learned something about myself… I cannot use this as a platform as so many others do because I have too great a fear of hurting someone with my words. There are so many things I would write about in a journal – hurts caused by loved ones, outrage at certain ones or groups for behavior that I see hurting the cause of Christ, even opinions on child rearing, marriage, modest dress, etc. – that, were the whole world to have access, could be misunderstood.
I hate to hurt others. I would rather live my entire live with the grief of being hurt myself that to strike back or point fingers at another. I am able to express my beliefs openly at times, but these are usually limited to those occasions when I have been invited by the listener to do so, or on the rare occasions when my indignation (read temper) becomes too much for me to hold in. And even then, I struggle with wording so as to be understood without causing too much pain for the other – therefore I often leave them with a puzzled look on their face or with the wrong idea completely!
So, with that said, I have been waiting for something newsy to write about and NOTHING is happening around here other than rain, rain, and more rain! My son, daughter-in-law, and grandbaby are visiting the other grandparents and family, so I can’t even give all those wonderful little details on the cute things Ari-Jean is doing or how she grows every day, or anything! Bub and Em have sent me pictures via the phone, but you know how little you can tell by that. I can see that she is still the most beautiful thing in the world, and that Bub and Em are having a great time! I am so glad they are having this opportunity, even though Emily is missing the mildest summer we have had in this area in my remembrance!
My work day just got hectic; we just received 2 calls for fires to investigate, after several weeks without a case! I hated to wish for a fire, but I’d sure rather be busy than sitting around doing nothing! Did I tell you I love my job? Especially when we are busy.
Bill and Dannye are doing 2 weddings the next two weekends. The first is a dear friend of ours, and they are doing candids at the wedding rehearsal and at the wedding. The second is Michael and Amy’s wedding, and they are doing the whole thing for that event. We are so excited about this wedding! I’m worried that Michael is going to work himself sick (well, he’s already not feeling well!), but there is still much to do, and little time to get it all done. And Michael is a workhorse, so I know he will be fine.
Dannye took Amy’s bridal portraits, and they are so good! Dan is a really great photographer, and she had an absolutely beautiful subject! I can’t wait until I can post some of them, but it is all very hush, hush right now!
Well, time to close the office. Hopefully it won’t be so long until the next post!
God bless your day!!