It's no secret that social media can be misleading.
As can blogs.
We post photos that look great and everyone is happy and smiling.
And to some extent, I'm ok with that.
We all know that there is more going on behind photos.
endless running that led to a few days of shin splints!
thorns in our feet
itchy legs from the tall grass that I "made them stand in"
Moma falling down in the tall grass that left more than my legs itchy!
Arguing over who holds the balloons...
But I kind of look at my posted photos like life as a parent.
I know there are many tough days and attitudes and disobedient moments,
but I don't want to dwell on that or burn those moments into my brain.
Because for every rough day, there are at least 3 others that are good!
I want to focus on the good and burn those images into my brain.
Images of my kiddos laughing, throwing flowers into the air, running freely, embracing the moon.
I want those magical moments to be what comes to mind first, not all the negative.
I want the special times with my children to get me through the rough times!
I'm not in denial or trying to put up a false impression.
I simply want to focus on the good.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.