Sunday, April 10, 2011

I'm a ruby in the rough

Do you know Proverbs 31? Well if you don't, it's worth reading.  Suffice to say, I'm not a wife whose price is greater than rubies--but I try.

I haven't ever been very good about blogging.  I am not one of those uber-talented women who can decorate a home, be perfectly organized, blog every day, take perfect pictures, make creative desserts, sew, cook, AND home-school her children, all while working full-time, and volunteering with the local PTA, and baking homemade bread, and making/buying her friends awesome gifts for every major and minor holiday on the calendar.

In fact, I've come to think of myself as a nobody.  And nobodies don't put their thoughts out for others to hear.  And I've felt my brain shut down.  Thinking becomes something more and more foreign to me as I struggle to survive and just keep my house moderately sanitary whilst attending various social activities for my three young kids, balancing our budget, trying to clip coupons, and cooking homemade hearty meals from scratch, all the while hearing pleas from my four-year-old to "be a kid and play!"  WHEW! 

Proof I do play with my kids. 
Here, I'm posing while my four-year-old takes pictures of the donkey-bride,
Curly-Shirley, and me on her wedding day.
I do have thoughts running through my head.  I've just never considered them important enough to write down.  Lately, though, I see my fault.  Recently, I brushed away the thought to say something, and that one thing I didn't say affected the course of my week-- and my family's immediate future.

So I'm going to write.  And while I might not always say the most interesting or concise things, I do want to practice putting my thoughts into words in an entertaining and purposeful manner--something I sorely need to practice doing.  I'll be the first to admit my communication skills are more than rusty--they're rotty. (Is that a word?)  And I--a technical writing graduate of Utah State University!  I cannot let this be!

So here's to using my brain to think of creative ways to share my thoughts!

1 comment:

  1. Silly, silly, girl. You are exactly what I think of when I think of what kind of woman I want to be. You, my dear, are indeed a Ruby. I'd say a diamond, but you're better than a diamond. You're brighter, more complex, sexier, unique. Everyone has diamonds. Not everyone has a ruby...