Tuesday, January 17, 2012
A New Season
My children love to hear stories about when they were babies. Yesterday was no exception.
As we cleared the lunch dishes from the table, I told the stories that they've heard many times before. And as I recalled the memories of those days, I was reminded - once again - of the fact that my "baby days" are over.
No more feeling the movement of a new life inside of me.
No more snuggling with a newborn.
No more dozing on the sofa with a baby sleeping on my chest.
No more of the host of many other wonderful experiences that come from having a baby in my home.
I miss those days with my babies. But I do not miss the days of being a young mother with virtually no Titus 2 women in my life to be a mentor to me. I had so many questions. And so many times, I needed the listening ear of an older, godly lady, and so many times I was in desperate need of an encouraging word.
So I find myself in a new season of life now. And the Lord has impressed upon me to be the Titus 2 woman that I didn't have. Which is the sole purpose of this blog.
With (almost) 30 years of marriage, 7 earthly children, and 3 granchildren (our 4th grandbaby is due this summer - yippee!), I might have a few words of encouragement for young mothers. ;)
Not that I am anything in and of myself. But I pray that the Lord will use me however He sees fit in this area...whether the encouragement comes through this blog, or in person.
What about you, friends? What has the Lord been nudging you to do for Him? I'd love to hear from you!
"To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven." Eccl. 3:1
Have a blessed day!
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