Then Joshua set up [a second monument of] twelve stones in the midst of the Jordan at the place where the feet of the priests who carried the ark of the covenant were standing, and they are there to this day. (Joshua 4:9, AMP)
Lately, I’ve been feeling like I want to keep a better record of these sweet days that God has given me with my boys. I want to share some of my adventures in motherhood. I know that one day they will be grown and doing their own thing. I want to be able to look back and see that I thrived through motherhood. I don’t want to see a record of survival. I want to celebrate the crazy moments, embrace the not so pleasant moments, appreciate the growth process in myself and my boys, and more than anything set up places to remember God’s faithfulness through this season of life.
So on the nights when I’m not completely exhausted, I plan to sit down and write about what God is teaching me through motherhood. I can’t promise that it will be completely free of grammar errors, as I tend to be tired at night. I can’t promise that it will be pretty. But I can promise it will be raw, I will be sharing the good, the bad, and the ugly of my days. I will lay down a stone at the end of the day to set up monuments unto the Lord that say “I rejoice in your faithfulness. I rejoice in who you are Lord and all that you were for me today!”
I pray that these new posts will encourage the mom who feels like she is barely hanging on. I pray that they will bring a sense of joy to motherhood for some who are trying to survive the days of it. I pray that God will use my obstacles and challenges to encourage someone else in this same season of life. Please feel free to share your thoughts with me. I would love to hear your heart on this.
Lord, I pray that I will embrace this season of motherhood better. Please help me to cherish the moments you give me with my boys and to make my moments count with them. I pray that I will be completely present when I’m with them and find new ways to love them every day. May this journey be filled with joy, laughter, and fun. And may my boys and I daily grow in depth of character as we study who you are in your Word and who you want to be in us! Lord, I surrender these precious days to you and pray that through each one I will enjoy more of what You have for me.
Embracing the Adventures of Motherhood,