Sorry for the delay in between posts. I have been busy around these parts, getting ready for our first big trip as a family with an 18 month old. Reid, the hubby, and I are heading from our home in Texas to Pennsylvania to participate in my brother-in-law's wedding. We are so excited for the happy couple as well as the chance to travel and visit the bride's hometown. However this comes with it's own set of complications, one being flying with a very active 18 month old little boy. I am up for the challenge, armed with new books, dvds, snacks, and a slew of in-laws to keep Little Man occupied. I have even made out a list of what all I need to get/has to be done before we leave the house. Let's just see if it gets accomplished. I am hoping so, but a summer cold has struck both me and my husband over the weekend and I am still reeling from the side effects, and praying in the name of Jesus, that it doesn't touch Reid.
However, this is not what this post is about exactly. It is about something I read this morning over on one of my favorite blogs Generation Cedar. Kelly had a post detailing a book by Leah Smith, called Diapers, Dishes, and Dominion. In this book she talks about how if you "change your mind about changing diapers, you can change the world." I absolutely love this quote and the rest of what Mrs. Smith has to say, and find it resonating so much with my own heart. I wanted to give a hearty "Amen!" to most every thing on the page because I feel this woman has felt as I have felt and has learned the lesson I have learned. That motherhood is not just something that happens by accident, but something we are called to, something we give our all to, something we lay our lives down for.
For many women this was probably as easy choice, once that baby came along, they could imagine being nowhere else. But for some, the choice wasn't so easy, the lines were blurred, the options enticing, and they found themselves in a world they weren't sure about and struggling to find the reason behind it all. I was one of those women, someone who couldn't see the blessings right in front of them. I had to LEARN what it meant to be a homemaker, wife, mother, and to find JOY in my calling, not job, calling! I am so grateful God saw fit to teach me this lesson, to allow me the joy in seeing that I have a chance to impact the world far more than if I were in a classroom in a public school somewhere. I am shaping Kingdom Citizens, who will one day raise their own families (Lord willing) to love and obey Jesus as well. I am thankful, so very thankful, for this messy version of life called motherhood. It has truly shaped me into what I am today.
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