Friends, get ready. God is faithful to fulfill His promises and He promises us an abundant life. When we live a life grateful, even for the small things, our lives start to become full, just like God intended.
The only real way we will be mothers who are devoted to God with deep abiding love and fear of the Lord is to understand His love for us. When we cry out to Him, His ears perk up and He turns His face towards us. (Psalm 40) When you're having a day like you’ve woke up in the pit before you even had a chance to fall into one, He is able to place your feet on the Rock of your salvation. He doesn't leave us wandering in life, and He certainly doesn't leave us flailing in motherhood.
I tend to keep my eyes ever fixed ahead. This tendency limits me from fully embracing and enjoying being right where I am. I wonder how many sweet moments I have missed because I was unable to look around me instead of ahead of me. As I am leaving one sweet season for the risky and unknown, I am trying my best to slow down, to savor, to commit, and to celebrate. It is these four things that I believe allow us to finish well so that we can begin strong.
"Find joy in the ordinary.” This quote knocked me off my feet my senior year of high school. I remember being stressed out, spread thin, and bogged down by new waves of responsibility. I was so close to the finish line, all I could think about was graduating and moving on to the next chapter of life. I was antsy and irritated, always trying to get on to the next thing.