As my children get older I find myself struggling more with how to write about certain aspects of their lives. I started writing 6 years ago for a close group of family and friends. My children were babies.
As my readership has grown and my children have learned to read, I have become increasingly concerned about protecting their privacy. Nothing particularly Earth shattering has happened, but there have been more frequent situations where I have had to pause and ponder the appropriateness of repeating a story on the Internet.
I would hate for my need to share a story to wind up harming my children in any way. I want to continue to document this journey through motherhood--but I am mindful that the lines can sometimes get blurry between my story and theirs.
I feel like God is using this little blog--in my life and in the lives of others. I don't intend to stop writing. Authenticity is important to me. I am just trying to determine how to balance authenticity with privacy--some days it is easier than others.
So, I ask for your prayers: for wisdom and discernment. I also ask for patience as I work through this in a way that is God honoring, authentic and respectful of my children.
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. James 1:5 NIV