I decided to write my post tonight on a memory that isn’t so wonderful. Not because I want to shame or slander my family, but because I don’t want to mislead anyone about my life.
When I was growing up, The Brady Bunch was a HUGE HIT! I LOVED THAT SHOW! I watched it every day (and every rerun!). After watching a few episodes, I remember feeling terrible in the pit of my stomach. I was too ashamed to say anything….for MANY YEARS! But I remember thinking, why isn’t my family happy all the time the way the Brady family is. To you that may sound silly, but to me it was very real. I was mislead into thinking television was real (not intentionally, but because I believed everything and everyone). I honestly thought something was terribly wrong with our family because we weren’t ALWAYS happy!
I am grateful to report, as I got older, I realized NO FAMILY is happy all the time. It’s not humanly possible for any person or family to be perfect. Compared to the horror stories I now understand exist, I again realize how TRULY blessed I was!
Take away from this memory – BLESSED does NOT equal PERFECT!