Blogging is such a funny little thing. You catch little daily glimpses into a person's life and home, and those glimpses are a reflection of who the author is or who they portray themselves to be. (Hopefully the former, but I've heard horror stories about the latter.) It's quite fun, really. I follow blogs from all walks of life, all around the world, and those who are very similar to myself and those who are very much nothing like me. And I love them all. It is fun and such a great outlet for people who like to write, record and remember.
I receive e-mails frequently from people encouraging me and the things I write about, and I can't tell you what a blessing those are to me! I try my hardest to show The Real Whitney on here, and to cover all aspects of my life - not just one. Some people tell me they prefer my posts about decorating, some about my children, some about my faith, some about food, some about my home, and some about my love relationship with my husband. Some people wish I would ONLY post about my faith (my love for decorating and all-things-home was even referred to as "fluff" by one!), and some people wish I would leave out the faith and only post about my home and hobbies - "the fluff". :)
The thing is, I'm not just one of those things. These are the facets that make up who I am. I am both fun and serious, both spiritual and "fluffy" - my interests are vast. My blog is a reflection of me ... who I am in every aspect of my life. My passion. My interests. My convictions. My hobbies. My relationships. They are all mine, and they all make up "me". I feel like you get a more true, whole version of who I am when I do write about all of these things, and not just one.
My goal in writing this blog is to be a light for Christ and to give you a glimpse into both the fun and serious side of who God created me to be. He has given me a love for writing, a passion for my family, an interest in many things, and a faith that will be voiced and that is the very center of who I am. And my blog will honestly reflect all of these things.
The Lord has used this blog for pointing several girls and women toward Him through being vocal about my faith here, and you guys - that blesses my soul more than I can even tell you! If I can increase the Kingdom through my experiences, trials, triumphs, and convictions, then by golly, I'm going to keep writing! :)
This blog does not only record my memories and serve as an outlet for my stories, it is so much more to me than that - it is definite part of the ministry that I pray my life displays. What I write is a reflection of who I am, and that holds a lot of weight as the majority of my readers are strangers. In the midst of all the gamut my posts run, my goal is to be real, have fun, make you laugh, and to encourage someone along the way.
This here blog is mine. This here blog is me.