Friday, October 8, 2010

I'm Scary Today!!

Hey Y'all! I'm guest posting over at Scary Mommy today. Come check it out.

And, as a forewarning: this is *my* view. Jill was kind enough to share her blog site with a person who doesn't agree with her on this topic, but she's all about respectful discourse. I am hoping and praying the the commenters feel the same way.

Texan Mama

12 comments:

Stephanie said...

Hi!
I commented as well as blogged about it on my site
http://threeloudkids.blogspot.com/2010/10/get-off-your-soap-box.html

I really hope I wasnt too harsh, and I commend you for saying what you have said.

Christi said...

Thanks Gretchen for your post over there. It was refreshing for me to see a conservative christian voice on her blog and brave of you to post over there. She has some feisty readers ;).

Jen said...

Well, I don't 100% agree with your opinion, I totally respect it. I liked reading your post and reading what everyone had to say. It appeared to spark some interesting discussion.

Great Job, TexanMomma. Much Love, my friend. :)

JadeLD said...

Hi there, just wanted to welcome you to the Flipper tribe - looking forward to working with you.
Jade

Shaunells Hair said...

YOu gals are always good for some entertainment and good reading. Thanks for the great work! Happy Fall!

Jennifer said...

Just wanted to stop by to tell you how much I love you. Lots.

Karen said...

You wrote an excellent post. I am questioning my feelings on this subject. If anything, you have caused many of us to think!

Mama4Real said...

Just wanted to jump over and say that I think you are presenting yourself and your feelings fantastically over @ ScaryMommy's. There are pple who are misunderstanding, but you are handling it all with grace and dignity. Good for you!

American in Norway said...

Popping over from the flipper tribe to say howdy... I am a Texan mamma living in Norway. :-)
Off to Scary's to read your quest post. :-)

Stephanie said...

Hi hun.. heres my email
steph.rutledge@gmail.com

Please feel free to email me :D
have a terrific day!

Shannon said...

WOW!! Great discussion over there at Scary Mommy's! I agree with 90% of what you said. Nice that you hade the "cojones" to write it! I didn't have the patience to read all the commetns but the one that really got me was "...refreshing to see an open minded Chirstian..." Hello! Just like it's "refreshing" to see an open-minded liberal...

Aunt Crazy said...

This is my comment at Scary Mom's blog.

WOW, just WOW! I applaud the both of you for posting this.

My own personal battle is judging. I’m afraid of being judged and I’m afraid I judge others. I try hard not too but I know I fail sometimes. I think the main issue here is feeling like we have the power and resilience to raise our children how WE see fit, not how others see fit or how society sees fit. Gretchen is free to teach her children anything she wants, she’s free to breastfeed or not, use cloth diapers or disposables, she’s free to work for dollars or work raising her children. As am I and you and you and her and him and them. To me, THAT is the point here. I don’t see that Gretchen is trying to get anyone of us to raise our families the way she is, she’s got her own burdens to bear I’m sure, just like we all do.

I can agree or disagree but again, I do not really believe that is the point here. What I read is a story from a mom who is trying to do what she thinks is right for her, her husband, her family and hoping against hope that others will support her right to do just that, but instead it’s become a discussion about religon, sexuality, etc. When in fact, I believe Gretchen’s point may just be that we need to support each other as parents, more importantly as moms. The people we need support from the most these days are the ones who judge us so harshly. Why? Why do we do that? I wish I knew. I can say that I’m guilty have doing it to others. I can say that some have judged me.

In the end, we look at ourselves in the mirror and ask, are we doing what’s right for MY FAMILY, not anyone else, just our families. Isn’t that important?