Have thought about ideas surrounding this title throughout this past year quite often. Having a child certainly reveals things about oneself. Through reading various books, one thing has really stuck out to me. Parenthood (so for me mommahood) brings about sanctification. I realize that I constantly am craving for parts of me to be stripped away to reveal what I know Christ is working on in me. Gentleness, Patience, Self-control, Patience, Self-control, Gentleness. However, I am often so encouraged because I know the the Lord is graciously faithful and that there is in fact a process that is taking place within me! An excerpt from a miraculous truth for me that was more eloquently written by Gary Thomas:
“I’ve been at this business of parenting for (in his case less than two decades – for me, insert less than one year!), but I think it’s fair to say that I have been stretched more in the past sixteen (one!) years spiritually, emotionally, and relationally – than perhaps in all the previous years combined.”
Mommahood – it is amazing.