After talking to a friend today, I decided that I needed to write a disclaimer for two reasons. One reason is because I have heard numerous comments about the picture that I posted a few posts back of Maddox tied up in his rope. When I let him sleep with that rope I checked on him NUMEROUS times which is why I even got a picture of it. Since that picture he has NEVER slept with a rope or any other object that would harm him. I used my brain when I saw what he did and realized what kind of danger he could put himself in.
I feel almost ridiculous writing this post and thought about not writing it at all but I feel like I need to proclaim my innocence since it might be seen as something quite different.
When I blog, I am blogging strickly for the purpose of my friends and family. I do know that there are a lot of people that might read our blog and don't know my personality, parenting style, honesty, frankness, jokes etc... and this is my second reason for this disclaimer- I am always going to blog very openly, tastefully, securely, out of love (maybe sometimes frustration :) and for the sole purpose of keeping our friends and family in the loop of our lives. I blog with the FULL knowledge that I am not a perfect parent, wife, friend, missionary and that I make mistakes and that if I make anyone look bad on this blog its gonna be me and not anyone else.
The truth is that I parent the best that I can and know how. A lot of days I mess up and then start over. I choose some things such as vinegar (which is the one thing I got from a christian author on parenting) and other means to discipline my kids.
The only thing I can say and say in the most loving way is that I don't mind if you read this blog (which is why it's not a "closed" blog or whatever you call that, yet) and have concerns if you KNOW me but if you don't know us then please just contact me personally and I truly don't mind listening to your comments.
I have heard through the grapevine about people reading blogs and major issues happening from them and thought that was so foreign and weird. Well... looks like I might have found the reason why I never wanted to enter the world of blogging (but did because of our move overseas.) Sincerely I am not writing this out of anger or frustration and hope it doesn't come across that way. Lee is probably going to think that I am out of my EVER-LOVING-MIND but I just wanted to share all of this in the hopes of stomping out any small fires I might have lit.
I hope and pray this blog is encouraging, makes you laugh, makes you smile/cry, makes you feel better about yourself (haha), makes you see into our world as a crazy family here in Peru and most of all that we are 5 imperfect humans serving the Lord and sharing our stories.