Saturday, March 17, 2012

Picture Perfect

Chaos. Arguing. Bribing. And the ever so popular whining. All of this as pictures are taken to make the perfect Christmas card or family photo. All of that and hopefully there will be a couple of the hundred shots taken that can be used.

Or maybe that's just my family.

The picture is perfect. But what's really going on?

This social networking phenomenon is incredible in so many ways. Reconnecting old friendships, keeping up with friends we don't get to see as often as we'd like, a way summon needs and a way to express views. A way to show off accomplishments and beautiful children. Many friends with what appear to be picture perfect lives.

And then there are those that whine. Or brag a little too much. You know whom I speak of...

Lately with what I see at home now I so badly want to share...whine...vent...but it's a choice i make to NOT do that. Instead, funny stories(maybe too many?!?), verses, and hope are what I hope to share.

But really, I just really want to share that my desire is that one day, my husband will wake up and feel good. For him to be able to take a deep breath and not hurt. To walk across the grass and feel its coolness on his many things. It is hard to watch him go through each part of the day hurting and not know if it will ever get better.

It's been a rough couple of weeks. We have so very much to be thankful for...we are so blessed! And I will continue to focus on those blessings, and Gods promises.

It is easy, however, to go through social networking and wonder how some people have it all together. How their lives are so "picture perfect." To compare, and question why some people seem to have it so easy...
While I should be rejoicing with them in their life's blessings, I'll admit sometimes it is just hard to do that.

But it's a choice. I do have a picture perfect life...because I know I'm not the artist. I'm the clay.

I know what I'm doing. I have it all planned out-plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. (Jeremiah 29:11 MSG)