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But its because I know how easy it is to forget how valuable and needed these choices to BE in the moment are.
This is where the magic happens. Character forms. The memories are found. This is what’s important.
But I’ve spent so much of my time as a mother missing these moments because I was chasing purpose.
Yes I love being a mum. I’m happy. I’m satisfied in Jesus. I’m grateful for the gift to stay home.
But I’ve always felt like there was something more I could offer. And I felt so ashamed by that. I knew so many happy mums that just LOVED to be a mum and were completely content in it.
I’ve chased many things, overworked, been apathetic and depressed, strived and valued the opinions of others in an unhealthy way.
But we all have God given drives. I believe the desire for purpose I crave is God given.
So it’s pushed me to keep knocking on doors, serve, do what I love and find the things that make me feel like I’m having an impact in a way that makes me come alive.
I am so thankful to say that hunger is fulfilled. I get to work from home fulfilling that drive, helping our family, bringing in income all in a way that doesn’t have me leave my family. It fits with who I am. It fits my needs. It fits my passion. It fits my gifts.
All the while being able to BE in these moments.
What about you? Are you more present with your family when that desire for purpose is fulfilled in a satisfying way? I want to hear your story.