What Instagram Pictures Don’t Tell You…
ur oldest turned thirteen
a few weeks ago, and we had a handful of his friends over for the night.
Before we served his favorite dessert
, Andy asked the guys to lay hands on him, while he prayed over him.
It was a sweet moment watching the guys giggle through the intimate moment as Andy prayed.
I snapped a picture because well…it seemed like a moment I might want to hold onto forever.
I posted it to Instagram
later that night, but the whole thing stirred something up in my heart.
I didn’t do it, but I found myself wanting to explain that this picture wasn’t entirely representative of our family.
Of course, if you were to hang out with us for ten minutes, you’d know it,
but most people who read aren’t people who know us.
I started thinking about how many times I’ve looked at someone else’s pictures and assumed everything was perfect.
The problem with pictures on any form of social media is that they don’t tell the whole story.
So much is left to be assumed in a picture,
and lets face it, we all assume everyone else’s picture looks a little more perfect than ours.
For the rest of the story, you’ll need to visit Courtney DeFeo’s awesome place where I’m sharing one of my not so beauty-filled moments in parenting that Instagram luckily missed.