I began blogging in 2008, after our move to Texas, as a way to meet people since I was feeling isolated at home with 4 small children and no friends in our new town. I started Who Put Me In Charge Of These People??? with an idea that has stuck - personal reflections about the chaos that is real life - previously an ethereal dream about a doting husband and obedient children, crashing into the reality of a challenging marriage and the incredibly exhausting job of motherhood.
As you look around here at the place I call home, you might be surprised how much we have in common, or how different we are, depending on what challenges and blessings you've been given in your life. Some of my own challenges include: I've had a miscarriage. I've faced prejudice. I've been on medication to keep me from falling apart on a daily basis. I've moved 5 times (4 different states) in the last 12 years. I've questioned my marriage. I've questioned my faith. I've failed at friendship. I suffered a loss with my sister greater than any loss imaginable. On the upside, my I've been blessed as well: I come from a pretty nuclear family (my parents are still married after 55+ years) and I grew up in affluent suburbia. I've never been poor. I've never been really sick. I've never lost a parent. I've traveled to Europe. I've never faced infertility.
Mostly I'm just a lady who is trying to get a balance between being a great wife, a decent mom, a caring friend, and a faithful child of God. Every day is a new challenge but I'm up for it!
If you haven't already figured this out, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. There are lots of people in this world who are just like you, but you haven't met them yet. I'm glad you stopped here and I hope that you can feel comfortable reading and commenting - or not commenting - as you like. I would love to hear from you, even if you disagree with me (but play nice - as long as you're polite and mature to me and you'll get the same in return.) Bottom line: this blog is a home for everyone who's not sure of anything except that life is coming at us, full steam, and we need to stick together if we want to survive. (Think of Who Put Me In Charge Of These People??? as a big internet Snuggie.)