Titling a blog is not an easy thing to do. I wanted my title to reflect about what I planned on writing about. So often people comment on either my wonderful marriage or on my wonderful children. Young mothers ask me how I do it. I never know what to say. How do you tell someone what you cannot explain even to yourself. I think blogging about day to day life will help find the little hidden treasures of being that great wife and good mom people tell me I am.
As far as motherhood, I do okay. My kids watch TV, we eat at McDonalds, I yell, some days I spend with my nose in a book, and I am not the world's best house cleaner. However, I do some things pretty good. I would rather spend time with my kids than without them. We play, I encourage and challenge them to do their very best and I am always there when things don't work out as they'd like. I also home school my children, although I don't think that home schooling is a 'must have' in order to be a good mom.
Now being a wife. After 15 years together I think I'm finally getting it. Up until about four years ago, however, I was no different than any other wife. There was nothing to set me apart. The greatest compliment I have ever received was from my husband. He said, "The greatest years of marriage have been since you've become a Christian."
I'll never forget it. When I boast of this, my boasting is for the Glory of the Lord! My husband was won to Christ because of my quiet and meek nature that was given me after being born again. Before being a Christian I was selfish, stubborn, disrespectful and easily angered. That is not all. I had the general woman-view that we were better than men. Of course, I never ever would have known I was like that. If you told me I was, I would have denied it. Truth is, until I had the Holy Spirit I really had no clue that my marriage was suffering. Even then, it was good. Now, it is great!
My husband loves me (as Christ loves the church). I respect my husband in his God-ordained role as being over me. Us women are to submit to our husbands. What this means, ladies, is that if the two of you cannot agree on something, go with what your husband chooses. Simple as that. If your husband does not want you volunteering in the nursery, but instead wants you to fellowship with him, then do not volunteer in the nursery. This is a hard lesson I've had to learn. Thankfully, my husband is a patient man. It is not easy to let go of the role we are accustomed to. God does not call women to be inferior to men, we are different. We have different jobs while here on Earth, that is all. With prayer and the Spirit to guide us, we can accomplish all things that God would have us do.
It is my prayer that my readers would come to salvation and to discover the God ordained role of women in the home.