Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A Joyous Life

In my last post, I wrote about how I was searching for joy in raising my children...

Well, I can happily report that I have finally figured it out. I realized that I can have joy no matter the circumstance or situation, but this joy is only found through Christ. Thankfully the Lord really opened my "spiritual eyes" enough for me to understand what having joy really means. It means that, no matter how much crying Taylor Ann does or how much arguing the others do, I am doing exactly what the Lord has called me to do: mother my children.

As Mother's Day approaches, I am so thankful for the opportunity the Lord has charged me with in raising children. I am training them to fear the Lord and to be responsible for their actions. I am also taking time to enjoy my children, making time to play and talk and cuddle and rock and sing and dance and run and all the other things they like to do on a daily basis. And you know what, it's FUN!! :)

*"Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her..." ~Proverbs 31:28

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Anonymous said...

Terra, I'm glad God showed you the true meaning of joy. I just read your post this morning and my morning devotional really ties into your post. It's a great devotional that you can have emailed to you daily. The web site is below if you're interested.
Chelsea :-)
Look for the May 7 post titled "Hats off to Moms". Sometimes it isn't posted on the site until the following day.