Blogging and a Broken Dryer........

 

As I hung clothes from this....

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and that........

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and this.........

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and that.........

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and as I realized that the whole world could see.........

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I thought to myself,

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Having a broken dryer is a lot like having a blog.

Your laundry isn't a private thing anymore.

Neither is your life.

Now, I have run a few loads to my neighbors from time to time (Thank you, Donna and Topsy) and sometimes in life you have to share things more privately,

but when you blog, your transparency level is very high.

And sometimes that's tricky for me as a mom, wife, friend, and school employee.

So, today, as I look at these photos, I am reminded that with blogging comes a lot of responsibility.

And today I'm thankful for all of you who share in the laundry I hang out to dry.

My grief.

My life as a mom, wife, friend, and teacher.

I thank you for coming back to my blog even when I have dry spells in my writing.

But most of all, I thank you for loving me no matter what and for longing to have a relationship with God that is deep and meaningful.

I miss you in very personal ways.

I have thought of so many of you by name in the past week, and I've longed to hear from you.

Send me an email, write a comment, or leave me a message on Facebook.

I want to know how you're doing, so I can pray for you and all your "laundry!"

Love you!

Happy Wednesday!

and

Happy Anniversary to my mom and dad!



3 Comments:

Blogger Jen said...

Did you get my last email. I replied as soon as I heard from you but I have been wondering how things are with you as well. I would value your prayers but I don't want to put the request out in the open will write to you.

Love you even when you don't blog.

Anonymous Tammy said...

Jen, I did receive your email. I will reply. I have been praying for you and I love you!
Tammy

Blogger CynthiaJSwenson said...

This makes me smile as I think how "public" my life has become with nine children, etc. but I am seldom mortified as I realize God sees it all! To Him be all the praise & glory! Thanks for sharing Tammy! Love & prayers, in Jesus, Cynthia

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