I felt that I didn’t measure up to those people. My life was striving to be them or be better. To be beautiful. Subconsciously I was wishing my “life was better when texting and driving didn’t exist“. It made me feel that what I was doing and accomplishing wasn’t enough. When I read this quote it really hit me hard. Why do I follow these? I know their photos aren’t every day REAL life. Their house isn’t always clean, they don’t always have makeup on, they don’t always look that good in the mirror. And if that’s what they want to post- then that’s okay. Doesn’t mean it’s wrong. But I believe showing your real self to others is more inspiring then a photoshopped picture that your house is clean you always have fresh flowers and your kids never make a mess. That’s inspiring to me. The real, the raw, the honest. So I have unfollowed a bunch of people who make me feel less. Less of anything. For my own mental health sake.
Life was better when texting and driving didn’t exist shirt, hoodie, unisex tank top.
Life was better when texting and driving didn’t exist shirt, guys v-neck, sweat shirt.
It’s World Down Syndrome Day! When I think Down Syndrome, I think of my son Christopher. He was born in 1996 with a severe heart defect–doctors told us we should abort. But I loved him, carried him, and we gave him the best life we could with lots of hugs and songs and prayers. He truly was “the least of these” and could never help anybody. He never talked and never had the chance to grow up. But his short life was meaningful. We learned more about love and loss and God and purpose and pain. Nurses and doctors and friends and pastors were touched. And he even had a personality–look at him spitting out that medicine he really hated! I wish we could have had more time with him here, but his life mattered. My “life was better when texting and driving didn’t exist“. And I am glad that we will have much more time with him one day when we see him again.