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This started out as a blog about our domestic adoption. So all of the older posts are about that journey. It was an interesting one, and it led us to our son, Jacob. My dream since I was a little girl was typical of most little girls. I wanted to get married, and have children and be a stay at home Mom. Although, not a very popular choice for a profession now a day, I find it very rewarding. As a matter of fact, every day is an adventure! I've been told personally that the stay at home Mom profession isn't 'work', but spend a day with me and you'll see just how much 'work' it is!!! It's blessed work!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Season of Life

We joined a new Church in November & their was one other couple (other than the Pastor and his wife) that are our age there. We have since made fast friends. It's amazing to me how God puts people together as friends. We aren't really alike in many ways...but yet, we are. Do you know what I mean? I mean, we have similiar interests but then again we don't. No matter...we have the same love for God, and the same desire to serve Him with all our heart. We have the same struggles when it comes to our spiritual lives, and finding time to train ourselves to make Him number one in our lives. We have the same desire to please and complete our Husbands. I guess that is enough of 'alike-ness' that we can get.
We recently watched 'Courageous', as mentioned in a previous post, and really enjoyed it. My friend asked me if I would read though the book, "The Resolution for Women" with her. I agreed. I like these kinds of books. I have made sure that I read my daily devotions and 'read thru the Bible in a year' Scriptures before I pick up this book each day. I have only gotten a few pages into the book, and have already been convicted. It talks about being content in the season of life that you are in. As children, we say we can't wait to get to be a teenager, then an adult, and so on. The grass isn't always greener on the other side. How 'bout enjoying and being content in the season you are in now? The season I am in right now, is that of a young Mother. I am NOT young any longer, but God has chosen for us to start parenthood in our late thirties. This is a season that I have been wanting to be in since I was a young teen! I don't know why God didn't allow it until now, but I constantly remind myself that this is where I wanted to be. I think, in general, I am happy with this season. I get to be a stay at home Mom. I have an adorable toddler underfoot and into everything everyday. I have time to do work at my Church like I have not before. I have time to ask my Husband every day (although I do NOT everyday) if there is something special I can do for him that day. I am able to visit people when I want, send cards, make food, ect. I have such freedom in this season of life! I have the peace of knowing that I am doing what God created me to do, love & serve Him, love & serve my family, and love & serve my Church family! What a blessed season to be in!!!! I pray every day that God will make me content with my life. When we adopted Jacob I told my Husband, I don't want to think or say, "Oh, I can't wait until he does...(drinks from a cup, eats real food, is potty trained, can talk). I wanted to enjoy each stage that came along and just wallow in it!!!! I had to remind my Mom on several occasions that there will be plenty of time to give him sweet potatoes with butter and brown sugar, and ice cream, ect. She wanted to rush ahead and spoil him (which I understand, of course), but I wanted to stop and enjoy the moment he was in!!! I pray that God keeps my heart where I enjoy the season of life I'm in. Sure, there are things about my season/life that I want to change, but you can only change what you can change and some things you can't so don't worry about them! I LOVE this season of life that I'm in and I pray that He will continue to show me what I need to learn in this season. My friend and I are in different seasons (she has four teenage children at home and one is about to leave the nest), but we have the same desire. God has used them to be such a blessing to us and I need her encouragement in raising our little one as well. God is good to put people who don't always have the same things in common, together to encourage and strengthen!

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