I was really looking forward to this new season of my life where I can finally do what I want to do at my own phase, without targets and without a boss to please – because now, I am officially a homemaker. Yes, I quit from my job, left the corporate world, because I have embraced my calling.
I can be the best mom and wife, I ever wanted to be!
Fast forward to week 1 and it started to kick in that mom life is not as easy as I expected it to be.
Like today, I was up at 530 to make sure that I can catch up to the needs of this day. Then there’s cooking of breakfast, pack lunches, lunch menu and dinner and so on. Then theres, the wake up time for Jael (my daughter) and clean up time and playtime.
Let me stop from here, because the list really can go on and on. Clearly there is no stopping to what my day would be like from now on. And as I write this, it’s only 2pm (my daugther is taking her nap, I just took a quick break to write something on my blog, just to update)
By the way, I am a newbie to this FTHM (full time home maker) title and I still have a very long journey to walk on. Frankly, its only a week that passed and I already cut on my normal “me-time routine” my bible study, journalling and exercise.
For sure, it is quite overwhelming and to be honest there is just so many things to do. I am literally busy as of yet and those things that I mentioned I wanted to keep up maybe can wait a little while,cos I have people that I have to take care of!
Hopefully, I would have the luxury of time to do those, when I get a hang of this mom life routines.
DEEP INSIDE MY HEART
I know, there may be a way to do this “mom-life” intentionally and systematically. Because I believe that if I let go of those important things that I love to so for myself, the mommy life role would definitely overwhelm me. For sure, I would not be able to play the role for very long. I must find a way to make this work.
This morning, while my totty is still sleeping and my husband is in the shower, prepping, I grabbed my bible and just read a short passage in Ephesians. Viola! God’s word is really powerful, that it reminded me so much of how important it is for us women/moms/wives to be rooted and grounded in love and to be intentional. Because God, our heavenly Father, He as our parent would want us to enjoy life, His blessings in abundance and be inspired by His grace and not be dragged down with daily chores and tasks of each day.
“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”
Ephesians 3:14-19 ESV
It gave me chills, to know that God cares. Those words were so comforting and reassuring, exactly what I needed to hear to be all pumped up so I can start my day right.
Thankful, that He is a good Father and He sees my heart right through and He would not let me drop those things that are important for me. He wanted me to learn from him, reminded to be rooted and grounded in love that I may have strength to comprehend what God wants me to achieve. It’s not just about living life, serving husbands and children but doing it excellently, with a purpose.
Honestly, what is 15minutes of reading God’s word and receiving from Him? Very short pep talk to hear instructuon directly from God. Specially now that I am in need to hear from Him more and more because I badly need someone that can guide me in raising up my daughter and serving my husband with the best of my ability to bring glory to His name. Giving me the proper steps how to do it according to His ways. What better way to receive it than from God’s word directly.
And just today, the reason why I can write a blog this long, is because God gave me snippets of instructions through friends, through reading some moms online giving tips on how to manage time wisely for me and the entire family. Goody, it worked! And now I just need to practice and practice and be consistent.
I am confident that I would learn more along this journey and I am thrilled to understand more about parenting and home making. To do things the excellent way not out of compulsion or obligation, but deeply rooted and grounded in love.
Life is exciting the way I see it. And I have dreams of what my daughter would become and how my family would be. I just need to abide and be teachable each time, for God’s abundant love is covering me. This is our story, our victory and with God by my side who can be against me?
Next time, I would like to share some of the new things I learn. Hopefully can inspire some new moms, striving to be the best that they can. There is hope! There is more to life because with Jesus there is always a better future, there is a beautiful purpose!