We took a beautiful walk today and were talking about what God has been teaching us the last few years. I honestly didn't feel like I had learned a whole lot. But on reflection we realized how I have really grown in my calling and purpose as a stay at home mom. I really struggled with it at first because I didn't understand the sacrifice demanded nor the ins and outs of raising godly children. I think I felt very overwhelmed with no one to walk me through or prepare me for motherhood.
I praise God that He has opened my eyes to see the GREAT purpose in being a wife and a mother to our children. Sometimes I am very overwhelmed by the grandness of it but thankful that it is a day by day leaning on the Spirit for wisdom and often sanity!!!
Being a mother has changed me and helped me to recoginize the need in those around me, not just my children.
I feel like my numbness as a Christian is wearing off as I become more aware of my own fraility before Christ. I have great confidence in Christ and His TRUTH but He doesn't always require my confidence in Him but rather the ability for me to recognize my daily weakness in who I am. That I can not go through a day without Him as my strength and shield. To be obedient to His nudge to "be Christ" to a child or another parent.