This is what raising 15 children has taught me. In fact, whenever anyone begins to accuse me of being an organized, or patient, or saintly person I take my finger and point up, because my life is nothing but a miracle.
And We Moms Need Miracles Daily.
You know, when you are backed up against a million problems, such as:
- A baby who won’t sleep or eat
- A little person who won’t potty train
- Figuring out how to make your food budget stretch to fit the entire month
- Teaching reading to a challenged child
- Dealing with outside interference
- Dealing with your own fears
- Relating to your husband
- Building good relationships between siblings
- Laundry pile-ups
- Young people of all ages who throw tantrums (toddlers aren’t the only ones!)
- Morning sickness and postpartum adjustments
That’s what mom life is all about. We are trusting Jesus to lead, knowing that He wants us to succeed more than we want to succeed. He holds our hands when we are shaking with fear, whispers encouragement to us, plants practical ideas into our minds, and corrects us when we got off track.
We also need each other.
As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
Becoming a devoted homemaker is one thing, but adding in homeschooling and then having more than two children puts a lot of us moms in the “strange” category.
There are times when we feel like the only travelers on the road. It’s a lonely place to be, and we call out, hoping to hear more than the echo of our own voice.
It was like that for me for so many years. I longed, ached even, for that “older woman” of Titus 2.
Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.
Since I couldn’t find one, I decided to become one. And so I launched my first blog, Large Family Mothering, in 2005.
We’ve all come a long way since then. Blogging has changed, too. Instead of a group of hobbyists churning out mediocre content, we are seriously focused entrepreneurs. We create books and podcasts and webinars.
Advertisers and media moguls take us seriously, and so do you, the Reader.
You are not looking for the same old hashed-over information. If you are going to take precious time out of your day to read a blog post, it better add something meaningful. You have problems that need solving, and we are obligated to deliver possible answers that will positively and profoundly affect the way you live.
That’s what you will find here at Mom Delights. It is our privilege to deliver content that has been inspired so that you can experience the transforming power of God in your life.
No, we probably don’t have the exact answer you need, but we can point you in the right direction or connect you with a resource that will ultimately lead to a resolution to your problem. We can also model what it looks like to seek God Himself as the answer, through prayer and His Word.
So, take a few minutes to get more acquainted.
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