In the midst of raising little ones, a mother may find herself at odds with the future. Often, dreams and gifts are shelved in preference of little people with big needs.
Conflict ensues between the privileged nature of motherhood and the long pause in what was once a productive, somewhat predictable life.
So – how does a mother measure success?
Some say life is made up of defining moments. A typical Sunday revealed itself as one of those moments for me. While the speaker expounded on the life of David, I did not expect to be singled out by the Lord. No one around me suspected the arresting that took place that Sunday morning – of my mind, will and emotions – held captive by a thought which transformed into a desire to take the Lord at His word – at home.
Mothers of young children can feel overlooked in the church setting. From the pulpit we hear of mission trips, service opportunities, small groups, worship bands and all sorts of public endeavors. But with a van full of car seats and nap times looming – I was in no place to serve in public. I knew it – but needed affirmation from above.
If I could sum up my thoughts on mothering – they would be contained in the words of this post. In retrospect, I have never regretted the decision to take God at His word!
My story is continued at Sally Clarkson’s blog – I Take Joy –