Why am I here?


I can’t help but worry that it’s a poorly veiled attempt to make people like me, to increase the luster of my little pool of light. And I wrote about that on Segullah today.

But still, there is so much worth sharing– laughter, heartache, a perfect ray of sunshine, brilliant smiles.

I ask myself constantly, “Am I writing about/photographing this because it has value or simply to make myself look good? Am I glorifying God or just myself?”

And some days I don’t have to question myself at all.

Because some moments

are simply


October 17, 2009
October 24, 2009



  1. martha corinna

    October 22, 2009

    I believe YOU Michelle, you do share beautiful moments, and I love your post. I just don’t trust my relationship with the internet.

  2. Selwyn

    October 22, 2009




  3. seven smiles

    October 22, 2009

    I enjoyed your post on Segullah today, and I LOVED this photo.
    Beautiful scenery,
    beautiful mood,
    beautiful moment.

  4. Tracy

    October 22, 2009

    Beautiful – like you.

  5. katieo

    October 23, 2009

    “that it’s a poorly veiled attempt to make people like me”

    Attempt successful. I totally like you.

  6. duchess

    October 23, 2009

    You are inspiring others & that’s always a good thing.

  7. ashli

    October 23, 2009

    such a thought provoking post. i have been wondering the same thing as of late….i’ve been spending way too much time on the computer, not benefiting me or my family.
    fame, i don’t know. dumb really! why do we care.
    i love what the bishop said to you and am trying to live those words….we will all be better if we do.

  8. Jan Russell

    October 23, 2009

    Cutest shot ever! What a great picture!

  9. Sue

    October 24, 2009

    Talk about beautiful moments! That photo is glorious.


    PS. Thanks for your kind comment on Segullah today. You made me feel…heard. And you know I like that.

  10. Catherine Hess

    October 24, 2009

    Reading your blog brings beauty and insight to me, so I really appreciate that you do it! I have thought the same thing about why I blog. And sometimes it is fun to just have a brag-blog… But really, it is because I want to remember the beautiful things that happen in my life and share them with others. And you do an amazing job of that on your blog. You are my blog-idol 🙂

  11. Kira

    October 24, 2009

    She makes me smile. Thank you.

  12. Jill

    March 3, 2010

    I randomly came upon this while searching for a random word on google today.

    I have to say, the picture you posted brought one word to my mind: “bliss”

    The little girl looks as if she is so in love with life and the little things. So independent in her decision to explore her world and her happiness to have someone give her that room to grow.

    It’s such a spontaneous expression of “bliss.” A moment that shows just how much God gives us and loves us.

    Thank you

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