Growing as a Wife and Mother is: Taking Care Of Yourself
Wearing so many hats can be tough on a mom emotionally and physically. I am learning that I must take care of myself. This may look like something obvious, but it has not always been the case for me. The truth is that I have only recently begun taking time to care for myself. I wanted to be a “good” mother and wife so badly that I completely neglected my needs and wants. This was a huge mistake and I was paying for it big time. I gained a large amount of weight, I was tired all of the time, and it kept me from operating at my best. I had to let the mom guilt go, I’m still learning to let it go. The mom/wife struggle is real but there are things we can do to make it a little easier. This is truly a journey and I pray daily asking the Lord to help me grow as a godly wife and mother.
Growing as a Wife and Mother is:Putting God First
In taking care of yourself don’t forget your spirit. We need to be whole spiritually first and I think the rest will follow. Every morning I spend time reading God’s word and journaling. I also try to watch a sermon on Youtube if I can. I find that when I miss my devotional time, my day just does not go as well. God is my life line and I need Him daily. Not only do I pray for myself during this time but I also intercede for my family. My mother taught me to always believe in the power of prayer. I can give testimony after testimony that prayer really does change things and God is still blessing His people. I have a sticker on my bathroom wall that I purchased from the dollar tree and it reads, “Pray More and Worry Less”. This is my life motto.
Growing as a Wife and Mother is: Enjoying the Season
I realize that my children won’t be little forever. It’s so easy to become distracted and caught up in the small stuff. The season is going to change eventually and I don’t want a million regrets. I want to take in every moment of this time. Not just because my kids are going older either. I will never be this age again, I will never live this day out again. Once the day is over, it’s over. Yesterday is a thing of the past and we can’t go back and relive it. That is why it’s so important to live everyday intentionally. The Bible tells us that we are not to worry about tomorrow but just focus on today. God came that we may have life abundantly. Enjoy your children, and spouse fully. Step back and enjoy the beautiful family God has blessed you with. Yes, maybe flawed and imperfect on the surface. Yet, beneath that is a beautiful testimony of God and His divine relationship with His people. The Christian family is the perfect testimony of the Holy Trinity, and God’s unconditional love for us. Live optimistically and enjoy the season because it will change before you know it.
Matthew 6:34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.-KJV
Blessings until next time-NA’Arah
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