For a long time, I didn't tell anyone I knew about this blog. It was my “secret” place. My journal. I have shared many thoughts about a wide variety of topics since starting this blog in January. This is my place to share who I really am without fear of being “found out.” A place to get all my weird ideas out of my head. A place to think through things. And a place to hopefully find like minded people that I could get encouragment from, because there hasn't been much encouragement from anyone that we know personally lately.
It's hard to find people as weird as we are.
I wanted to get my thoughts on Sunday school, coops, submission, quiver- full family planning, modest dressing (dresses/skirts only), headcovering (I'm one of 2 people I know that that do it) adoption, God, and life in general. I hesitated to tell people I knew about my blog. In fact, many people I know still don't know about my blog. That's why we have the family blog. I can put the light stuff there. Cute pictures, what we've been doing, etc. and save this blog for the heavy thoughts. A place to say exactly what is on my mind without feeling like I'm going to offend people. (since those that disagree tend to move on to someone else's blog).
And I have found exactly what I was hoping for from this community. Oh, not always perfectly. I have blogging friends that I disagree with on issues and who disagree with me. And that's okay. There is an understanding and a respect among most of us in the blogging community. I'm sure I have blogging friends that I would absolutely disagree with if we lived in the same community, and that would absolutely disagree with me. But we can be blogging friends. That's one thing I love about this community.
Eventually, I told my “best-est” friends. You know the ones you can tell your craziest, wildest most absurd thoughts to and they still love ya anyway.
Then, Dorcas entered the picture and I started sharing my blog with more people that I know. I was sharing on the blog about her progress and didn't really think it through–the entire purpose for my blog thing.
This morning, I posted some of my weird thoughts. The crazy “we don't do coop” thought. I had posted about this before and linked to it in this morning's post. I posted this long before I started sharing my blog more widespread with people I know. I did not wish to offend people I know, yet I fear I did. If you do coops, please don't feel that you have to defend your position to me. That is for your husband and you to decide for your family.
My original post is linked here. Maybe this will explain a little more where we're coming from.