What You See is What You Get

Women have told me that they enjoy my blog because they feel better after reading one of my posts. At first, I felt flattered by the compliments; perhaps I offered a perspective that helped women get through their day. Then the realization hit me: I make people feel better because when they read about me, they see they aren’t doing so bad!

I started blogging last May, shortly after the birth of my daughter. She was my third child in three years. I wish I could say that I’ve handled motherhood with grace, but I’ve had more than a few stumbles along the way.

I know it’s hard to believe those sweet faces could ever make me lose my mind, but keep reading my blog, and I’ll make you a believer!

My blog has been my place where I can think. I think through my writing, and typically, I leave each post with a clear head. When I doubt my abilities as a mother, a wife, or a child of God, I work through my insecurities here. Some of my posts are serious; some are downright silly. Sometimes I let my mind wander to a future place, and the result has been short stories about “The Crazy Old Bat.” Whatever I write is absent of any pretense-I started this blog for me and see no point in writing lies to make myself feel better. My hope is that my journey can help you in yours, as well.

If you are visiting from Ultimate Blog Party 2010, I’m glad you’re here! I hope you stick around and peruse some of my previous posts. For those who currently read my blog, if you are interested in finding other wonderful blogs to follow, check out the Ultimate Blog Party at 5MinutesforMom.

Originally published at https://jennifervdavis.com on April 9, 2010.

Wife and mother of four; Former Children’s Ministry Director, 12Stone Church. Current High School English Teacher.