I have been asked numerous times in the last few weeks how do I possibly have time to blog? Well, I guess I really don’t. Taking care of my husband, 8 children (including homeschooling them), and my home is extremely time-consuming! But I make time for it because it is so important to me in so many ways. At Kelly’s Korner today the theme is “Remembering You (taking care of yourself and keeping your identity)”. One way I “remember me” is to Blog!
It is a form of expression that I really enjoy (obviously, since I’ve been going non-stop for over 7 years!). I love to share about my family and the wonderful things we’re doing in our homeschool and life in general. (Just remember that I’m only sharing the good things. You don’t see everything! 🙂 ). I love to encourage others in their walk as a believer, a homeschooler, a wife, a woman. I want to chronicle my kids’ years. There already are older posts that I look at and had forgotten we had done those things! I want it here so I don’t forget. And it’s a great way to share with the grandparents and others who love my family but don’t get to see us often.
I especially hope that I can encourage others to love Jesus as I love Him. Romans 8:31-32 says, “If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all—how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things?”
There are a few fringe benefits in blogging as well. I have made online blogging friends. My family receives free books, curriculum, and products to review. And I’ve even made a little money blogging.
I’m not spending hours and hours a day doing this. (You can probably tell from the “plainness” of my website and the simplicity of my writing.) But it’s still an outlet for me, a way to remember myself and keep my identity as a creative person. So, that’s why I blog even though I have 8 kids!
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