Pursuing Biblical Womanhood: My Story
Years ago when I was first married and was teaching, I had no idea that I would some day be a stay-at-home mom. In fact, the plan was for me to leave my child in daycare and get back to work as soon as possible.
Fast forward to eight years later, my life was about to change. But I had no clue that it was about to change. I became pregnant with my first child after a struggle with infertility and two miscarriages.
Even right up until my daughter was born I was still making daycare arrangements for her.
However, on January 30, 2004 at 10:10 a.m my life changed the instant that my daughter was placed in my arms.
I understood in that exact moment what I was meant to do and fulfill in my life as a woman. My husband completed one half of me and my child completed the other half. My heart and my life were full.
In that very instant the direction of my heart changed. I was no longer a teacher ready to go back to school. Instead I was a mother who would do whatever it took to stay home with my child.
However, that did not happen for another 22 months, another baby, a lot of tears, much frustration, and a prayers before I turned in my final resignation to the school.
I was home for good. By now it was with two babies, Sarah, age 22 months and Katie, age 5 months.
The moment I shut the door to my classroom, handed in my keys, and walked away from teaching my new life had begun.
My heart was content as the keeper of my home, a helpmeet to my husband, and mama to two sweet babies.
It was in this environment that I thrived and fulfilled what the Lord created me for. This was the beginning of me growing as woman, mother, and wife. And this is where I began to understand what the true roles of a mother and wife were.
When I began blogging in 2017, I had already been writing for over 20 years. And I was able to see where my writing grew from immature teenage rants to a woman growing in Christ.
The Lord continued to move and prepare my heart for a blogging ministry in Biblical womanhood and Christian homemaking.
And this is where I am today. I am the sum of my mistakes, experiences, and lessons in life.
I am always changing, growing, and learning more about what He wants and what His will is for myself and women.
Nearly 20 years ago when I married my main priorities were my teaching job, furthering my education, and having fun.
Over the years I learned the difference between knowledge and wisdom. I placed less emphasis on my masters degree in education and more on seeking wisdom.
The more I applied wisdom to my life ,the clearer life became for me as a woman.
Our finances changed when I quit teaching, but wisdom taught me about frugality.
My relationship with my husband changed because he became my priority over serving myself first, thus my marriage flourished.
Our home became more than a place to live, when I learned how to make it a home by cleaning and organizing it.
Meals were no longer something to order out, but instead a way to show my husband how much I loved to fix his favorite foods.
Children were no longer just a thing that all married people do, but I began to undestand how much of a blessing and gift from the Lord they were. Psalm 127:3.
Today I am continually growing, changing, and learning in my pursuit of wisdom as a Godly woman. Though I am not without blemish or imperfection, and one could certainly find fault with me; I know that His grace is sufficient for me and for you as well.
Ladies, my prayer is that you can use my story as encouragement to pursue the roles that the Lord created you specifically for.
Don’t listen to the world and be deceived.
Don’t follow the empty pursuits of beauty, fashion, money, careers, or titles.
There is no title more important than mom, wife, or a godly woman.
You were made for more than what your degree, any status, or what the world tells says you should do.
Make wise choices.
Pursue wisdom. Seek His wonderful face. Change and repent of your ways.
A woman seeking Biblical womanhood must heed the call to action, to strength, and to purpose.
Do not be defined by anyone but who God has called you to be and what you are called to do in your pursuance of Biblical womanhood.