It is not that my posted pictures are to put out an image that I have it all together. But when the house is a mess and the children are screaming and dinner is a heaping bowl of cereal, I simply am not in the mood or have the energy to snap a pic. Let alone put a filter on it. The first thing to go most certainly is social media. When the stove is hot and the children are nestled together reading a book and the dog isn’t whining and the baby is enjoying tummy time, my energy is high and my heart is full. I am taking a picture of that moment more for myself or for Sean who is missing it, more than anyone else. What is real is that the tenderest of moments, the most intimate moments as a family are far from my phone. They are the ones I plead with God to sear into my brain forever.
So let’s stop implying that just because someone posts a happy pulled together picture that they are being fake. Let’s just praise God for the beauty their feed brought into your day and rejoice with them that someone dear to you is having a good moment. Because yours surely will be coming soon and their moment will pass and their baby will have a blow out.
In keeping it real, I posted some of my nuttiness on SMB last week. Read it HERE