When we lost Raime, I remember thinking that I knew what sucked about the situation, that much was obvious. I instead decided to try to find the good and positive in what happened. I had an amazing nurse. It brought Aaron and I super close together. We wouldn’t have had Lili, etc.
I try really hard to live my life like that on a daily basis. It’d be so easy to curl up into a ball and rock back and forth in the corner sometimes and let life’s stresses bring me down. So when I read this article, I Won’t Apologize For The Great Life I Portray On Facebook, I really identified with it.
I want to be happy, and not have things to complain about. I want my kids to have a good life, and I want them to be able to look back on the positive things we’ve done through the years. With so much of our lives on social media, they’re going to have access to things like this blog as they get older. I know they aren’t going to forget crappy events, but why record them for posterity?
Now, I don’t ever want to go so far as to make our lives look like a magazine spread when we’re obviously surrounded by chaos. I’m not against sharing the messy and crazy. But I hope to put a positive spin on those days, because chances are the messes were made because we were doing something fun, right?
Real doesn’t have to mean perfection. But it also doesn’t mean I have to share things I’d rather forget.