Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Blogging the Good Times

Blogging is a wonderful thing when you are stressed. It is therapeutic. Reading blogs written by people who are coping with the hard times is also helpful. It confirms our own experiences. It gives us hope that we can do it to. Sometimes it even gives us specific ideas about how to go about handling problems. And let's face it...problems are INTERESTING. They just are. Conflict is central, necessary to any story. If there is no conflict there is no story. So it should not be suprising that blogging when life is good has a tendency to be boring for everyone.

And yet I want this to be out there: sometimes parenting a kids from foster care who have suffered rejection and trauma is easy.

Sometimes it is everything that you imagined it would be back when you were naive and thought it was going to be easy.

Not always, maybe not even usually, but sometimes it is.


  1. Glad things are going well!!!!

  2. I was just reading another blog and thinking bout the lack of drama!

  3. And yay for the good, boring times.

  4. All of what you said about drama and conflict is true, yet I appreciate it when people will also blog when things are going well. I get as much out of it when people can tell me how and why things are working as I do when they voice their own struggles. Thank you for covering both.


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