Wednesday, March 27, 2013

My open apology to Christians.

I judge Christians based on nothing more than their religion.  I realize this is wrong, and I apologize.  I was hurt deeply by many people who associated themselves as Christians, and have punished others for their meanness.  I have also witnessed others become victims of peoples' misplaced sense of faith and their "obligation" to cast stones and point out other peoples' sins.  It has only been within the last few years that I have found people who truly live according to the Word, and strive to love all people, regardless of their perceived wrongdoings.  In my own personal search to becoming a better person, I am trying to pinpoint my own shortcomings and correct them.  So to my Christian friends, I am sorry that I have judged you unjustly.  I apologize for any hurt feelings I have caused.  Thank you for being my friend.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Keep the invitations coming!!

As humans, we always want to feel included and as though our presence matters.  It seems, however, when we become mothers, that we often stop being invited to things.  People assume we'll say no because we can't find a sitter, don't want to leave our babies, or just can't come to whatever at that time.  And you know what?  You are probably right.  But please, DON'T stop inviting us!  The sentiment that our presence is desired is important.  And we won't have the level of obligation forever that we have now.  Eventually we'll feel secure leaving our kiddos with a friend, family member, or babysitter, or our kids will be old enough to be left with a sibling, or even by themselves.  And as soon as that happens, we'll be back out on the social scene.  But until then, please continue to keep us in mind!