Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pro-life and Parenting

{Evangeline Rose @ 1 month old}

Absolutely LOVE this post from In Faith And In Purity which I read earlier this week. (This is a post-dated entry to fill my blog out this week, since I don't actually have the time or opportunity to blog every day.)

She makes such an excellent point. Really makes you examine yourself. Are you practicing what you preach? Really?

Valerie is very down-to-earth and honest in her post, admitting her lack of trust in God at times and confessing that it's not always easy to have faith, especially in the midst of pregnancy and parenting. I can definitely relate. Pregnancy is exhausting, and parenting is even moreso. There are days I wonder if God really know what He is doing placing four children under my care. There are days- those sort filled with toddler melt-downs, frequent discipline and brow furrowing, many messes and raised voices- when I wonder if I can possibly go on.

But then, there are the moments that I see the beauty of it all shining through.... I get a peek at God's plan- just a itty bitty teensy weensy peek, but enough to encourage and inspire me, to reaffirm and remind me.

God teaches us SO much through our children. I never expected to learn so much about myself, but that's what marriage and parenting does. We learn how selfish and horrible we are. We learn that we are capable of thinking horrible thoughts. We learn that we are not as wonderful as we once believed.

I am SO thankful I have a great God to lean on, and it is my prayer that I would lean on Him through all things, not just when I "feel like it".

5 comments:

amy D said...

thank you for this, Mandy! sometimes it's so easy to get caught up in being the 'perfect' christian, but recently i've been learning the beauty of my weakness, because it glorifies His strength!
hope you have a super day :)

Dawn said...

Great post, thank you!
I can certainly relate to this right now...

"There are days- those sort filled with toddler melt-downs, frequent discipline and brow furrowing, many messes and raised voices- when I wonder if I can possibly go on."

It is good to remember that others experience this as well and to be reminded to trust in God not just through the joyful times but also through the tough times.

Thanks again. Needed to read this today! God Bless!

Dawn said...

Forgot to mention I love the pic of your little girl. So precious. She's absolutely beautiful!

Valerie said...

First off your baby is absolutely adorable. I just want to kiss her sweet face. Secondly, your kind words made me cry. You were very sweet to say such things. Have a great night!

Rachel said...

Excellent post!