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"Lish, I love you.
...but don't be that person."
"Don't be like that. The person who is so busy taking pictures of everything and wanting to blog about it and not just enjoying us."
Quietly, I placed my camera in my coat pocket and tried to be 'all there' for the rest of our walk. It was a gorgeous January afternoon (Sunny! Not snowing! Crisp, but not cold!), and Will got home from work early that day, and wanted to take a family walk. A walk that included all of us enjoying the moment - not four of us enjoying it and one lagging behind to capture it for a post about family time.
It was hard to be "all there". Sometimes, as a mom who blogs, I think about things in terms of "how do I chronicle this?"
Recipes = do I need to take pictures at various stages?
Homeschooling = should I snap a photo of this experiment-gone-wrong?
Homemaking = ooh! Neat trick...grab the camera!
Field trips = play-by-play in photos of the whole experience!
...and so on.
and I'm guilty of interrupting the moment, just to capture it on film...instead of seriously drinking it in.
Jesus did not come that I might blog abundantly. He came so that His glory would be on display in my life - by giving me thousands of opportunities to live abundantly.
When my blogging about life becomes my living for the blog....something's very off.
Do you blog about life, or live for your blog? How do you balance it?
Learning to blog about life,
and not live to blog,
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