The other morning I woke up my little guy waiting for me to come and get him out of his bed. Call it pregnancy insomnia or whatever you want, but I hadn’t really gotten the best night’s sleep the night before. ….And then it hit me that soon I will have two little ones calling (or rather, crying) for me to get them. Sometimes, thinking about it makes me a little bit nervous, but mostly just thankful and eager to see how it will be. An adventure of some sort I’m sure. It will mean more learning, training….probably less sleep too ;)
Last week, I picked up the book Desperate by Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson- such a perfect book for me in this season of life. It reminded me to treasure these days- see the beauty in the mundane-and keep seeking the Lord in my life day to day. Through the ups and downs. Through the tantrums, messes, and hours spent playing trains with Leland. It’s not in vain.
“A mother, living well in her God-ordained role, is of great beauty and inestimable value to the future of any generation. Her impact is irreplaceable and necessary to the spiritual formation of children who will be the adults of history to come…
Because God wants us to better understand Him as a parent in our own lives, He created us to be stewards of our children so that we could be involved in their great kingdom work of building real people into godly adults. His design was to engage us in His work, and through that work, He shapes us into His own image along the way. The process of cultivating our children into excellent, healthy, and strong adults requires someone willing to put in hours, days, weeks, months, and years of diligence and endurance.” Sally Clarkson
Today is the launch of the book Desperate- you can check out the website here: http://desperatemom.com It blessed me and gave me encouragement to keep going, keep my eyes fixed on Christ and remember that the little things I do every day really do matter. I hope you are encouraged too! Much love!