In Deed and In Truth

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Blog Lovin

So, apparently my two sisters, younger and older, have decided to start their own blogs and give their own personal rant on subjects and ideas that they deem worthy enough to take away time from their families in order to write.  Interestingly enough the three siblings, though having all come from the same womb and nurtured in like kind, have completely different views and ideologies when it comes to the intimate thoughts wanting to be shared with those willing to share it with us.

This, of course, introduces and reinforces the notion that blogs were created for our post-modernistic idealistic society that allows our own truths be governed by our own mind, which is then socially shared through the medium that is the world wide web so that others can also buy into our ideology of the world and without any empirical evidence, declare it right or wrong, and/or ascertain that it takes multiple ideas to create one personal metaphysical belief system.

Fortunately, I’m grateful (shameless but necessary Thanksgiving plug), that for my sisters and I, our epistemological, axiological, and metaphysical beliefs are based not on personal opinion, for even though we were all raised in the same household, we were nurtured quite differently (and our physical anatomies declare our “nature” unequivocally different).  Our own personal philosophies are governed and directed by one thing: the Word of God.  It was instilled in us from the very beginning, from birth, throughout our childhood and the incessant hour long drives to and from church listening to country music, eating chicken soft tacos from Del Taco, trying but failing to understand the musical underpinnings of one Gordon Lightfoot.  The Word of God, the Scriptures, the Bible today permeates throughout our entire being as we raise our respective families and strive for marriages without regret.  The Word of God is never changing.  It is what we hope to base our philosophical foundation of life upon.

But it doesn’t mean we don’t have personal opinions bursting at the seams to be shared with the world.  Deep down, I suppose, we’re all insecure little children, asking our parents to put our colored drawing on the refrigerator door as a way to validate our existence in the eyes of others.  The internet is just that.  A refrigerator door.  And our blogs are our drawings, colored in and outside of the lines.

And even though I might be quite pessimistic about this entire situation, I’m quite ecstatic that my sisters are throwing themselves over this cliff with me.  I’m thousands of miles away from them and miss them tremendously.  Reading their blogs helps me reconnect with them in a subtle way.  They’re quirky, they’re witty, and they can be very misunderstood (right Ash and Er?) and very difficult (right Phil and Joe?).   But their take on the world and the insight to their own lives needs to be shared with those willing to share in it.  As my younger sister said:

this is just me trying to find an outlet for the nuttiness (not psycho-crazy-nuttiness, but just plain nutty) that bounces around in this head of mine, yet is eventually suffocated by my never-ending To Do List… then once again resuscitated by some (usually depressing) catalytic realization about myself or the world around me. 🙂

Well said…

And my older sisters response?…

Umm.. also.. well said.

In any case, welcome sibs, to the wonderful world of blogging.  It’s just another way for the three of us to fight over the refrigerator door.  The door is just a little bit bigger this time.


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  1. hahahahahahahaha!!! well said, justin! i like the bit about the huge refrigerator door! i think you might be the quirkiest of the 3 of you…! 🙂
    looks like i have A LOT of catching up to do on my blog since i’m now running this virtual race with the 3 of you…! maybe during Christmas break, unless grandbaby #6 decides to come during that 3-week break…

    p.s. maybe when you’re a little older, you’ll appreciate gordon lightfoot for the troubadour that he is… after all, he sings only the songs that he writes… maybe that’s what i’ll get you for Christmas…!!

    Comment by omapep | November 26, 2010 | Reply

  2. LOL. awesome blog. Still love chicken soft tacos to this day… Mom and her Gordon Lightfoot rotfl I totally forgot about that. Oh the joys of childhood in an American yet proudly Filipino family. Ash’s drawings were the coolest and most popular among house guests, yours were just weird and messy lol… And mine were just plain *BRILLIANT*! AND I always colored inside the lines, so Mom loved my drawings best… It’s so great being a part of this family! Lol

    Comment by Lady.Erinleigh | November 26, 2010 | Reply

  3. Oh, and you sound really smart. But you still don’t color within the lines so I’m still the favorite. Good effort though.

    Comment by Lady.Erinleigh | November 26, 2010 | Reply

  4. OMG. Seriously? You had to include me in your post this way? But really, I probably did look like that while I was reading it. Lol. I don’t know how you and Er turned out the way you did but I think I’m the most normal one. You two are just weeeird.

    Comment by Ashley Allende | November 26, 2010 | Reply

  5. you guys are nuts and i LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH!!! you make me a very proud Mama!!

    Comment by omapep | November 26, 2010 | Reply

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