One of the biggest questions I get asked is this: Why Making Our Life Matter? How did you come up with the name for your blog? That is really a great question, and one I will work on answering for you. I wanted to convey to my readers that life is all about what matters. Not the crazy madness with work. Or the insanity of dealing with bad weather or stupid drivers. It is not about making tons of money, having the biggest house, or the latest I-Phone(I don’t have any smart phone). There are things in life that matter, but not the things you “think you must have.” Because, no matter what, they will be gone one day. When your life is over, will it matter about all the material things? I doubt it.
Instead, my blog is about what matters most to me. What makes life worth getting up for. What matters when things are all said and done. Family is at the top of the list. Seems like it shouldn’t have to be said, but it is true. With all of life’s bad things, family is the one thing that is going to get you through this life. Growing up, I did not have much of a family. Oh my parents were there, at least physically. Emotionally they were not. I didn’t lack for anything material for the most part, but I was definitely starved for attention.
Once I met my hubby, things changed. I started to see how a real family functioned. How they loved each other, supported each other, did whatever it took for each other. It was amazing. Not too long after that, hubby and I graduated college. We got married. Bought our first house. And were blessed with our first son.
Things were quiet for a bit, and then I had some problems with my second. Bed rest and bedlam, anxiety and uncertainty. Through it all, we were a family, and were supported by family. His family. My new family. Not too long after youngest was born, I had health problems that made working hard. Chaotic. Scary.
In 2007, things went wrong. Horribly wrong. Without too much detail, let’s just say it was B-A-D. Once again, my husband’s family pulled us up and out. We were not drowning. See, it is really all about the family. So when I decided to go self-hosted, I wanted to reflect what made our life matter.
Making Our Life Matter is based on these core foundations: Family, Faith, Love, Food, Friends. It is what makes our life matter, and that’s who I am. What it will always be.