Thursday, October 3, 2013
The Super Mom Myth
**Today's pictures are brought to you by swim time fun on our vacation to Louisiana over a month ago - to the Christian Camp we used to work at. :)
From The Outside Looking In I described how sometimes as a large family you can feel like you are lonely. It can be a barrier that you never thought about until......well it just happens along the way so to speak. Add in a few other things like adoptions and homeschooling and you can feel all out barred from most people.
The person behind you says, "Wow do you have daycare?" Or maybe, "That's a lot of food are you having a party?" So you reply, "No, I have 9 children." In that 2 second reply this person's jaw drops to the floor and they are in shock! Half of me wants to shout call the paramedics, and yet with half of my brain I want to say- it's not a big deal!!!!!!
I know our society has a fascination with other people and how they live, henceforth reality shows. It is fascinating to watch The Duggars, Duck Dynasty, or The Little Couple. That I don't mind. I know the fascination because I am fascinated. I have NO PROBLEM spilling out bits and pieces of our testimony and sharing parts of our story for HIS GLORY!!! Many people I know have done or supported adoption, Compassion, local food packing, etc. because they have seen our family do those things- PRAISE GOD! That isn't about me for sure! Because the Holy Spirit is the one who guides.
God however is very REAL and HE is in YOU the mom who tries to make the best of working long hours and coming home to a mess, with no dinner cooked, and 3 hungry kiddos who have 20 hours of homework to do, and need dinner in 2 minutes.
God is the person in the store who has a child who has some really rough days.
God is in the one who is parenting a child with autism who is struggling every day of her life to help her child.
God is in the mom who prays every day for the son she raised and poured herself into him who hasn't called her in over 20 years.
God is in you when you take a deep breath and remember is this a big deal or little deal.....and calmly reply to your child with confidence ok let's do that together.
God is in the teacher's heart who openly helps a child with homework every night because she knows there is no one home to help her.
God is in the parents heart who knows they have to place their child for adoption in order to put the pieces of life back together.
God is in the deepest darkest places of our lives.......and knows us......and all our doubts and all our shortcomings.......AND LOVES YOU ANYWAY!!!
***If you have no idea about God or Jesus, or my faith. I am always happy to share you can email or phone me anytime. :)
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