Four years ago I was still working full-time with three kids, and a fourth on the way. Around that time, I wrote a post for (in)courage which is a division of Dayspring (the Christian cards, etc.) A few days ago, a friend asked me to re-post that article from the archives. Although my situation has changed – I am no longer rushing to work outside the home, but am in our fourth year of homeschooling, and we now have a fifth baby due soon – this post still resonates with me, urging me forward. I hope it blesses you as well….
A familiar stranger comes to visit me, in the still of the morning. Her quiet, gentle spirit soothes my soul. Words that are kind and re-assuring are spoken by her. They bring comfort, and convince me that today is a day that will matter – a day where memories are made among an inquisitive six year old, an active three year old, and a 20 month old with a smile that brightens my world. For a moment, my life seems serene – so perfect and blessed, magnified as I become re-acquainted with the Woman.
I cannot describe her outward appearance, for it is difficult to discern. Her beauty within shines so brightly, that I never notice what her physical features hold. Except her hands…….. [continue reading]