In September of 2012, I moved my writing home to a new space titled Fostering Love at Home. I'd love for you to join me there!
In addition to the 30 Lessons I’ve already shared, I’ve got five more lessons that I feel compelled to share with you. These have been the hard lessons to learn…
1. I am more selfish than I ever realized. Being a mother means setting aside my own desires for the well being and benefit of little lives that need me. It is hard. I am selfish.
2. I am the chief of sinners. The past few days have. been. terrible. My heart and attitude were ugly. My voice was loud. My temper was short. I had to seek forgiveness from my children, and my husband, more times than I can count.
3. I need Jesus every moment of every day. This mothering thing, it is a difficult job. It takes every bit of me every hour of the day. I am more tired than I ever have been. I cannot rely on myself and my own strength. I must rely more on Jesus than I ever have before.
4. Being content is hard, no matter the season. It is not based on my circumstances, but yet on my heart attitude. This has been a struggle for me my entire adult life. My struggle with discontentment didn’t go away since I have children. It is always something. If only we were done “fostering.” If only we can become a permanent family. I must not base my contentment on my life today.
5. I cannot be everything to everyone. I am a people pleaser by nature. This one is so hard. I try to be everything for everyone and then I burn myself out. I simply cannot do everything I want to do or everything everyone else wants me to do.
I am no where near perfect and this journey is great on some days and a struggle on others. However, I firmly believe that I am doing exactly what the Lord has planned for me.