Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Imperfections Revealed

I thought you could all use a laugh and so I am inviting you into my life. This is a glimpse into my real life, you know, the stuff I don't always show on here!  It is easy to think highly of someone else when we don't see their imperfections on a daily basis.  We (or is it just me? Nah!) may even think their life is easier or better because we have put them on a pedestal.  Here are just a few examples of how imperfect my life is and how grateful I am that parenting and living is not meant to be done perfectly but by the grace of God.

This is a video in which BOTH of my children show a great deal of selfishness and well, correction never does seem to stop on this issue.  Even in my own adult life.

Next is a picture I captured on my phone while in the checkout at Walmart.  Now I know Walmart can make just about anybody grumpy but once again learning to use self-control is important in this world.

Instigation and rebuttal.

Now to tell on myself, I am a menu planner and had a crockpot chicken on the menu for Monday night.  I had a play date with a great friend and we hand an impromptu shopping trip and I totally forgot about getting the crockpot started so I had to make a quick menu change.  I was a bit upset with myself but the other meal turned out quite tasty and no harm was done.  I had the chicken ready for Tuesday night but got caught up in a bunch of other things throughout the day and forgot again and the chicken was not done by dinner.  I was completely upset with myself because there were no other choices than to go out to eat.  I haven't been shopping since vacation last week and was trying to make it the whole week without getting anything from the store.  It was completely possible IF I followed the menu which I didn't.  Ugh!  We went out to Cracker Barrel and even had some problems there.  Nothing more than a few miscommunications between my flustered self and the waiter but Justin and I had a good laugh about it. 

Sometimes life is like that.  We either laugh or cry.  Of course becoming anxious, upset, angry or withdrawn are all in my arsenal of nasty reactions too.  I am sure you can relate to the dailiness of life.  More than anything I pray that you find hope for your weary soul that we all go through things that are far from perfect but in the midst of that we have a God who is with us every step of the way.  Blessings!


  1. Kids are funny. I'm glad mine aren't the only ones who act this way! ;) Altho in reality, we can do EVERYTHING that we think is perfect as a parent and they would still be this way. It's kids (and adults...and ME sometimes!) LOL, thanks for the laugh today! :)

  2. lol. everyone is screwed up in some way, some just choose not to show it. I too hate Walmart, and if you were there yesterday around 10am you heard Halle screaming "That's not nice" "That's not nice"...of course, Walmart echos. sighs.

  3. I love that you got a picture of their "altercation" in Walmart. That is the kind of pictures that you don't get to see many of, but you can look back and laugh at in years to come. It is a true moment of life.

  4. i agree with jennifer...i'd get that in black and white and have it framed for your house. love it! is fun and full of adventure..never greener on the other side. enjoy the good, bad and ugly..we all have the same kinds of stories and videos that will crack us up in years to come!


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