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Identity Crisis

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Because it is absolutely NOT an option for me to have a blogspot account, I have been struggling for months to come up with an original url for my blog. Blogspots and WordPress hosted blogs cannot be tinkered with much, and if I am going to have a blog my husband needs to tinker with it.

I have noticed that a lot of mom’s name their blogs in some fashion after their children, so I know that my first impulse, “Katie’s Mom,” was in good company. Of course, the url is taken. It seems a little shortsighted anyway. I don’t want to have to switch url’s every time God blesses us with another child.

I know who I am. I am Daniel’s wife and Katie’s mom. And I am a child of God. That last part is still sinking in.

I know who I am, but I don’t know what it means. What does it mean to be a mother? So far on this journey the one thing that seems clear to me is that I must change. I don’t want to model perfectionist tendencies for my daughter. What mother wants her daughter measuring herself against an unattainable ideal? Not me.

It took having a child to realize that my Father doesn’t want me doing this to myself, either. And so it goes with so many other things in my life. To know that I am not defined by my ability to keep a clean house or make a perfect meal is good. Maybe as I figure out a few more things that I am not, the picture of who I am becoming will be more clear. Until then, I am sticking to this temporary home.

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2 Responses to Identity Crisis

  1. Let the record show, that I did NOT insist on you using the installed version of WordPress so I could tinker with it (though that “doesn’t suck). It’s because you own your content and domain, it’s more professional, and it’s more likely to be remembered (shorter domains always are).

  2. Lily says:

    Yes, you ARE a child of God. Have you ever heard this sweet song? http://www.mormonchannel.org/blog/post/i-am-a-child-of-god

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