Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Faith & Motherhood

Hello, I am so delighted to be over at this lovely space sharing today! My name is Keri and I share over at Living In This Season. I am originally from Michigan but have been living in Charleston, South Carolina for the past 8 years and love it. My husband and I have been married for 10 years and he truly is such an answer to prayer. We have three little ones- ages 6, 3, and 1. Live is full and crazy and I am daily learning to have grace with myself and my kids and live an intentional life. I would love to connect with you on social media- stop on by at Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest! How I find hope in motherhood  

Motherhood has been so much more than I could have ever imagined. Growing up I was the little girl who dreamed of being a mom and having a family one day. I knew that was what I wanted more than anything. It still is my dream and I love it but I am also seeing that it is not all giggles and play time. There are hard moments and challenging times that I was very naive about. As I look over my past 6 years of being a mama, I see countless times where it was only by my faith in God that I was able to make it through. We had a medical scare early on with our oldest and I still remember driving downtown to the hospital for the cat-scan full of fear. My husband and I continued to recall the story of Abraham and how our children are not ours alone but ultimately Gods. Everything ended up being okay but from that moment early on in the motherhood journey, God had reminded me that my kids are not my own. Being a mom it can be easy to be fearful of so many things. We fear germs, broken bones, bad schools, bullies, etc. It is so hard to let go of the control but I think it is so vital as a mom. We have to learn that we cannot control our kids. With open hands, we remember they are God's and pray for wisdom on how to train them. It is hard, isn't it? Being a mom to little ones... but we can have hope and faith in God to bring us through. He will sustain us and guide. We can encourage each other and together we can be the mothers that God has called us to be.

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