God did not make me a writer and a thinker so that I could feel guilty every time I sit down alone to think and write.
Moms are really super fantastic at feeling guilty. Are we not?
Gosh, we love our kiddos. We spend hours every day meeting their needs, providing their wants, and delighting in their sweet little selves.
We serve our family through all of the household chores we accomplish, the meals we put together, and the atmosphere we cultivate in our homes.
I mean, as stay at home moms, our entire lives are oriented around the care and well being of others.
But is that all we were created to do?
Welcome to Sunrise and Grind, where I encourage Christian moms to pursue their passions and step into their every calling with confidence and clarity!
- Does your life feel passionless, uninspired, and a little bland?
- Do you find yourself in this weird in-between stage of “I’m done having babies” but also “what else do I do with my life?”
- Do you feel like now that you have time to be you again, after the whirlwind that is the baby stage, you have no idea who you even are?
I lost all sense of myself after my third baby.
I had just walked away from a business that gave me a purpose and an identity, because I knew in my heart it was the wrong business for me. My family had just moved to a new home, leaving all of my mama friends behind, and we hadn’t found a church to call our own, yet.
Plus, I was only 7 months out from delivering my second child and still struggling with PPD when I found out I was pregnant again.
Me, myself, and I went out the door and the next three years were a whirlwind of struggle, sanctification, and survival.
Eventually, I stepped out of the fog of overwhelmed mom into greater clarity about who I was and what I was meant for.
What about you?
- Have you lost touch with what makes you you?
- Do you ever ask yourself where did your passion go?
- Do you ever wonder if you’re even allowed to rediscover yourself or go after the things that make your soul sing?
I don’t just write from a mom perspective, I write as a Christian mom.
And sometimes, if I’m being honest, that title can feel burdensome.
We hear a lot of messages in the Christian mom world, and one of the key messages we hear is: being a wife and mother is your highest calling and top priority.
Then there’s: women were made to be helpers.
And what about: women are the caretakers, the nurturers, the servers.
These statements may all be true. But if that’s the only side to Christian motherhood we hear, we may miss the other messages of the bible.
Like, how the Proverbs 31 woman was actually in business (Proverbs 31:16-18).
Or how about Esther? She rose to the occasion and put her life on the line in order to change her people’s destiny.
Or what about Mary? This was a woman who was willing to never quite fit in in order to step into her calling. And her calling just happened to be carrying and giving birth to the Savior of the world.
Momming is an amazing adventure.
But does our adventuring stop there? Is that the peak of our design, the total of our lives? Is that where it begins and ends for a woman?
I don’t think so.
Here’s the thing… God designed you. All of you. The personality. The inherent traits and preferences. Your gifts and skills.
All of it by intentional design; predestined pieces of the puzzle that makes you you.
- You are a mom and you are more than just a mom.
- You take care of your family through your roles in the home and in your business.
- You pursue Jesus and you pursue the passion in your heart which honors Him and the purpose for which you were made.
You are more than just a mom and I’m going to help you rediscover just what makes you you.
My whole life, I’ve felt like an outsider in the inner circle. I don’t quite fit the mold. I used to struggle with that but now I realize, that’s totally okay.
It’s better than okay.
It’s exactly how it was meant to be.
Because I know that I’m not that special. There are women like me, like you, who have more to give than their current role might allude to.
God doesn’t need me to stop being me, to use me. He wants me to be the me he designed, all of me, following him.
He wants the same for you.
- If you’ve ever felt like too much and not enough all at once…
- If you’ve ever thought you didn’t quite belong…
- If you’ve ever felt guilty for wanting more than that stay at home mom title…
Sister, you are so in the right place.
&& join the list so you never feel alone again!