On Fridays over at Gypsy Mama a group of people who love to go all out buck wild for the fun of the written word gather to share what five minutes buys them.

Just five minutes.

Unscripted. Unedited. Real.


My Real thoughts of the word…..REAL


( this is a REAL photo with no editing)

Often I try to portray myself as having it all together, especially around those who frown upon on our family size.

And I get a lot of frowns…

My pride gets in the way of me being, “REAL!”  It gets the better part of me.

I hide behind the dark crimson curtain and pretend I can do this motherhood thing without blemish.

The truth is…I don’t have it all together.  I am a screw up!  A “REAL” sinner saved only by His grace alone!

I am the Mommy who at times..

drives through McDonald’s when I don’t feel like cooking

puts on the TV when I want to check my email

puts dirty socks on my children on occasion

gives my children pop tarts

lets my babies sleep with me

screams without legitimate reasons

doesn’t tell my children I love them enough

drinks a glass of wine when weary

doesn’t always listen attentively

doesn’t keep every piece of artwork

anxious for bedtime

forgets to cut nails

and so many more doesn’t and forgets…

I am the one who does all these terrible things!  This is the REAL me.

I am so grateful that I have a God who unconditionally loves me for the REAL me.  I don’t have to hide behind the dark crimson curtain anymore because He knows the REAL me and has redeemed and released me of my imperfectness.  He has made me REAL, so I will realize…I need a Savior!

I do not deserve His new mercies everyday.


Let us be REAL and share with one another our strength and our weaknesses in the blogosphere!

May iron sharpen iron!  Please leave a comment, so I can get to ♥ the REAL you.