I am a stay-at-home wife and mother of two precious girls that you’ll often hear me refer to as the goober twins. Just shy of two years apart, they are a challenge, but I love them so much, and I just want to be the best mom I can for them. I love this quote from the book version of Mom’s Night Out, by Tricia Goyer, “Lemme tell you something, girl. I doubt the Good Lord made a mistake giving your kiddos the mama He did. So just be… you. He’ll take care of the rest.”
So, obviously subjects related to marriage, motherhood, and homemaking are important to me. But, I also have a desire to encourage others with their health. I currently weigh around 132 lbs. This is less than I weighed in 4th grade. Trust me when I say I am so much healthier today. I went through a lifetime of unhealthy eating, of being the fat kid, the fat girl, and I’ve been through all the emotions that go with living with that kind of self image. Do I feel like I’ve finally got it all together? No. Do I still struggle? Yes. But, I’ve learned so much through it.
I once heard Beth Moore say on a teaching at http://www.oneplace.com that you could know you had the gift of teaching if as soon as you learned something you just couldn’t wait to share it with everyone. Well, I don’t know if I’d ever call myself a teacher, or that I really ever want to serve in that capacity other than Bible studies, but that is how it feels sometimes. I hear or read something that speaks truth to me or that helps me so much, that I just want to tell others about it. Should I ever wonder why my oldest is that way (aside from the fact that she’s a four-year-old–mothers reading this I see you nodding your heads)? It seems so crazy to me sometimes that she’ll try and inform me of things that she wouldn’t have known if I hadn’t been the one to tell her.
I will try and use a filter here. I know that not everything, not every moment is meant to be a blog post to share (thank you again dear four-year-old daughter for reminding me of that). I will rely on God’s Holy Spirit to direct me as well as my hubby/editor. That being said, I’m not absolute truth. The authors and bloggers I’ll point to aren’t absolute truth. But God’s Word is, and I know that it will never fail even though I do. Can I get an Amen?!? So, if this can help you, great! If not, well I hope you found a smile or two and moved on in a direction that does.