new mommyhood

a friend of mine who watched me grow up just had her first baby, a boy. and what a world of new it is! don’t we all know it, mommies?

i asked her what she had been learning in the last two and a half months, and i don’t know what i expected, but i so loved her reply that i wanted to share it with you.

i remember feeling and thinking these things along with her and i am sure you are familiar with these truths that she shares, too. as we do become familiar with the truth of the Lord, let His Word transform, train, and teach us how to be the godly women He so dreams of us being.

Here is her reply …

You asked what I have learned, and so far this is what God has revealed to me…

  • I am a great sinner who is in desperate need of a Savior.  I am human and frail and very prone to selfishness.  But despite all of that, He has chosen to bless me with an amazing husband and beautiful son.  I am so undeserving but yet incredibly grateful.  I look at both of them and the life we have and I’m overcome with emotion and love.  He is truly faithful to His children.
  • I find the most joy and fulfillment in caring for my family.  I enjoy meeting their needs and thinking of ways to bring a smile to their faces.  Caring for them gives me a sense of purpose that I’ve never experienced before.  Dendy and I have spent a lot of time talking about my role and what we want the next few years to look like.  We’ve come to the conclusion that my part is better served in our home and not as much in the workforce.  So, we have made some financial goals that we want to achieve in the coming months, but when those are met, I will be staying home with Mason.  I can’t express how thrilled I am to write that.  I will plan to pick up a few hours a week with interior design/kitchen and bath consulting but ultimately Mason and our home will be my priority.  I am already seeing how God is honoring that decision with bringing in additional financial resources for us to accomplish our goal quickly.
  • Being a mother has taught me that I am limited in what I can accomplish and I can’t do it all, so I must do what is most important.  I’m arranging my time differently and I’m able to clearly see what is most necessary.  Small tasks can wait but Mason’s care, and serving my husband are what matter most.  And, I LOVE it!
  • My greatest calling is to pray for them.  For Mason to grow in wisdom and to be a man of honor, integrity, and to have God’s favor.  For Dendy to become the man that God intends him to be and to come to a saving knowledge of His Heavenly Father’s love for him.  It’s an honor and privilege to pray for them and one I don’t take lightly.  You wrote in one of your blog posts that the people in our home are our greatest mission and I think that is so true.

 

CSLEWIS

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