Honest. This season of motherhood has been challenging. I'm nearly 7 summers in. I've cried a lot more this season. I'm sure God is tired of hearing me cry over something I already have authority over. He give us authority over our children, and here I am being a bigger baby than her. But for real whoever said it's easier when 'they' get older.....lied! My daughter is in this critical age where I must train her in the ways of a godly child. I've seen changes. Some good and bad. This is not a complaining session, overall I love being her mother. In this season, I kept questioning what can I do better as a mother. How can I do what's best for her? What does she need? More activities? Homeschool? Do I need to quit work? Join a mother's club?
I think somewhere along the lines of showing up and being the supermom, I forgot that God was no part of those questions.
Do you know the best thing you can ever do for your child is?
Simple, LIVE FOR JESUS.
As mother's if we think being a "supermom" means you do it alone, you are sadly mistaken. I am not a supermom because I do it alone. I have a village behind me. I have a God who gives me the power, the drive, and the endurance to take motherhood on. I knew this wasn't going to be easy, yet I was acting like I didn't believe He could do it. I got so caught up in being supermom that I forgot to live for the one who gives me my power. Are you following me?
I love my daughter more than anything in this world. Yet I thought all the things that would make our lives easier would be the answer to our better.
There is no better than God.
There never will be.
I am learning how to be consistent.
Being consistent in my words and actions.
This season I decided I would lead by example.
I adopted more children into my life.
Not literally, but
I am helping lead the kids ministry.
God has put in my heart this season, I will not only live for Jesus for my daughter, but I will live for more children, to know Him as I do.
Jesus said "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." -Matthew 19:14
This is what it is about. Training a child up in the way that God has instructed us. Nothing in this world is better than Him. He will guide you, help you, give you the blue print on what you need to do to lead the next generation into heaven! I pray that even if you don't have children, and you are reading this that you know Jesus loves you and He will help you, and give you the authority to conquer your next season!
"Therefore my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain." -1 Corinthians 15:58
Thank you to my friends Mace & Amos Mikaele.
For capturing the essence of what I wanted in this shoot.
'Dear Daughter' was launched last year April 1, 2017.
It was the piece that motivated me to start this blog.
My bro Amos shot a visual for the open letter to my daughter. I am deeply grateful for this. I cried watching, because every word I wrote came to life in the video. It is prayer, as a mother.
I could not be a supermom, without Jesus.
I hope you enjoy!