“Until I submitted my life and my heart to the demands of my little ones, I was never at ease or released to be at peace to enjoy my role as a mom; to live with grace through my years in my role as a mother.” - Sally Clarkson in Serving Without Resentment
I am going to try really hard to capture the essence of our Summer thus far, but I’ve felt a little discombobulated as of late. Maybe it’s the fact that all of us are ready for more of a routine. Maybe it’s the fact that I’m wearing multiple hats right now. The air has changed a bit, too - not so hot which is nice…but making me think about the busy season ahead and everything around the corner…school starting, the Primary Program, setting up pre-school for Gabe, and harvest (which is crazy town for Jared). SOS!
Years ago I told a good friend of mine that motherhood was rarely peaceful for me. I proceeded to tell her all the other things I was trying to juggle in addition to motherhood. We concluded that full submission to motherhood would probably give us the greatest chance for obtaining peace...if we could tame ourselves enough to do so. Lol!
I suppose there’s some truth to that, but I’ve also discovered that involvement in other dimensions of life can be quite healthy, too. I know it’s different for every woman, and I don’t judge. Each woman has their own unique divine nature with opportunities for growth in other areas of life, too, and how grateful I am for that.
But for now, I’ll keep sporting the MOM crown and taking care of our new puppy, Rocket.
Puppy Love Forever.