Just who is the woman behind A Mother’s Heritage?
Well, let me tell you right off the bat, what I am not…
I rarely bake my own bread, do not have a beautiful flower garden, my children do not all play the violin, and I do not have it “all together”. In fact, (shhh) I absolutely refuse to follow Flylady’s “wear your shoes” rule. Rather, I am a struggling sinner, who looks to the Lord whose mercies are new every morning. I have suffered from seasons of feeling like I am in a deep dark hole. I am not a morning person (really, not a morning person) and have been known to have a huge bag of unmatched socks in my closet. I am in the journey right along with other moms of many. I am an ordinary mom, but have an extraordinary God!
This is not a supermom blog. This is a not a blog of a perfect mother with a perfect family. If that is what you are looking for then you will be sorely disappointed.
So that’s what I’m not. Here is what I am…
I am a blessed wife to an amazing husband. The Lord gave us an amazing courtship and we have been married for 16 years. Our family has grown to 7 children (ages 13 down to a newborn). We also have four little ones waiting for us in heaven, whom the Lord chose to take to be with him, from my womb.
I am a second generation homeschooler and we are daily seeking to instill in our children the truths that the Lord has shown us. Our days are filled with lots of busy moments and yes, I do have my hands full…but my heart is full as well.
I used to think years ago that I knew all there was to know about being a wife and mom, about being a godly woman…that was before I had a husband and children. In fact, I could have written books on the subject and counseled others, when I had yet to walk in it. Then the Lord took me down his school of humiliation. And after many years, I see more and more how little I do know. I used the think the Lord would be glorified through my “perfect world”. Now, I see his strength is made perfect in my weakness. He is pleased to use the foolish ones. It is in leaning and trusting..in the struggle of life with eyes of faith upon him, that he uses his people.
I am quickly entering the time where I realize that I am more and more the “older woman”. It is my prayer through this blog that many other sisters will receive a blessing through the things I share and even through my mistakes and struggles. On this blog we will discuss many things. From homebirth to potty training, miscarriage to deep despondency, homeschooling and schedules to being a Proverbs 31 woman.
I would like to share scripture passages that bless me and quotes from godly ones of old that have encouraged my heart. I would love for you to share in the little moments of joy, laughter and even tears in our family. And I want to hear from you, my readers. Let’s be a blessing to each other as we are on this journey called life. May we be as in Pilgrim’s Progress, and help each other along, with edifying conversation… as we walk and sometimes limp along the path that leads to life.
I would love for you to read more about our vision here at A Mother’s Heritage by reading Renewing of Kingdom Vision.
I hope you will be blessed by your time spent here!