"....Your children shall be like olive plants all around your table." Psalm 128:3

Monday, July 9, 2012

The Dreams of a Little Girl

When I was a little girl, I couldn't make up my mind about what I wanted to be when I grew up. I would decide on one career, then change my mind, and choose a different one.

I wanted to be a nurse; to take care of people and help them feel well again.

I wanted to be a teacher; to help children learn.

I wanted to be a chef; to whip up gourmet meals for hungry customers.

I wanted to be a seamstress; to create beautiful clothing for people to wear.

I wanted to be an interior decorator; to brighten a home with colors and textures.

I wanted to be a vet; to care for animals.

But more than all these things, I wanted to be a wife and mother. And as a mother, I am all these things...

I am a nurse; I care for my husband and children when they are sick.

I am a teacher; I home school my children, and not just during "school time", but all through the day.

I am a chef; I prepare healthy meals for my family every day, including holidays - just like a "real" chef.  ;)

I am a seamstress; I sew dresses and skirts for me and my girls, make curtains, and crochet.

I am an interior decorator; I decorate our home to suit our tastes and needs.

I am  a vet; I help care for our animals, and have even been known to perform "surgery" on our chickens (with the assistance of my 13 year-old).

So the Lord has graciously fulfilled all my little girl dreams in one role: as the keeper of my home.

Hoping that you are encouraged today, friends, in the high and noble calling of being the keeper of your home,

"May He grant you according to your heart's desire, and fulfill all your purpose." - Psalm 20:4

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