Do you ever go through a period of time when you sort of "lose" who you are? Sometimes you have to remind yourself. So I asked myself to day, "Who am I?"
I am a mother to six precious children here on earth and two in heaven.
I am a wife to a man who loves me and works very hard as a firefighter/paramedic to provide for his family. This is what Steve and I do when he comes home. I'm working in the kitchen and we debrief with each other. We are comfortable with one another and have great meaningful conversations when the kids aren't interrupting. I am blessed!
I am a cook! I have learned a ton since I met Steve. He taught me how to cook and now I pretty much use recipes as guides. My sister, Jackie at Homestead Wannabes has taught me a lot about healthy cooking. I am always trying to make recipes healthier for my family by replacing refined sugar with sucanat and raw sugar and replacing white flour for whole wheat flour. I love experimenting! Here I am with a fabulous peach pie made with raw sugar and part of the white flour in the crust is replaced by whole wheat pastry flour.
I am a hard worker. I do about 3-4 loads of laundry every day, sweep, mop, and scrub stuff down. I home school my kids, fix boo-boos, keep up a vegetable garden and lots of flower gardens, too. Why do I do all this? Because I LOVE it! What you say? That sounds like hard work! I am doing what God has called me to do. I "give my life away" everyday, and in return I am blessed! He has given me my dreams. All I ever wanted to be was a wife and a mother. Now, I'm living it. Of course back then, I thought I would be a mother to two children. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be mothering SIX!
"Show me your way , oh Lord, teach me Your paths; guide me in Your truth and teach me for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long." -Psalm 25:4-5 My Mission for this BLOG is to bring glory to God as I share what He is teaching me as I raise my children for Him. I want to encourage mothers all around the world to hang in there! Motherhood is tough, challenging and gritty. But through Christ's strength and the support of other moms who are in the trenches, I will keep pressing towards the goal to raise Godly children. Please feel free to leave comments. It blesses me so much! You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a Stay-At-Home mother of six children. We LOVE having a large family. My first love, is Christ and the Words of the Bible. My passion is to teach my children about the Lord. I love to watch my children discover their own faith in God. My husband has been a firefighter for over 20 years and is now an officer. I am very proud of him. I long to be a Titus 2 woman who encourages other women to love their husbands and children and to thrive in their homes, not just survive.
The noblest calling in the world is that of a mother. True motherhood is the most beautiful of all arts, the greatest of all professions. She who can paint a masterpiece or who can write a book that will influence millions deserves the plaudits and admiration of mankind; but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters whose immortal souls will be exerting an influence throughout the ages long after paintings shall have faded, and books and statues shall have been destroyed, deserves the highest honor that man can give. -David O. McKay Motherhood is the one thing in all the world which most truly exemplifies the God-given virtues of creating and sacrficing. Though it carries the woman close to the brink of death, motherhood also leads her into the very realm of the fountians of life and makes her co-partner with the Creator in bestowing upon eternal spirits mortal life. -David O McKay We can't form our children on our own concepts; we must take them and love them as God gives them to us. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord; and the fruit of the womb is his reward. -Psalm 127:3 The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom -Henry Ward Beecher The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children. -Elaine Heffner People who say they sleep like babies usually don't have them. -Leo J. Burke
To be a mother is a woman's greatest vocation in life. She is a partner with God. No being has a position of such power and influence. She holds in her hands the destiny of nations, for to her comes the responsibility and opportunity of molding the nation's citizens. -Spencer W. Kimball