Thursday, September 19, 2013

A Season of Change

 

To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NKJV)

As the seasons change from summer to autumn, I find myself thinking of the recent changes in my own life.  Last month, my youngest son was born, bringing with him 9 pounds and 2 ounces worth of change.
 

It’s amazing how such a cute little bundle rearranged my life in an instant.  All of a sudden, sleep is a rare gift and changing diapers has become my expertise again.  Still, being a mother of two boys is wonderful.  I don’t regret my decision to be a stay at home mom one bit.  However, it can be overwhelming at times.
 

A few weeks ago, after a sleepless night, I stared at the dirty dishes in the sink and a pile of laundry waiting to be folded, while my older son tugged on my arm, asking for a snack.  I wondered, Will I ever have the time to write again?
 

Then God reminded me of a verse from Ecclesiastes 3:1, which says there is a season and time for everything.  Right now, although things are crazy and I feel like a zombie at times, God has led me to the season I am in.  This time spent my new baby and three year old son is a gift I will treasure for years to come.
 

As for my writing, I’ve learned to adapt.  Instead of having large blocks of time to write, I work in smaller intervals, whenever I can fit it in.
 

Things may be changing, but I’m learning to love the season of life I am in.  Every day is precious.
 
(Meet my new family of four.)

 
Thank you for reading and keep shining for Him.  J

 
* Top image courtesy of (Aduldej) www.freedigitalphotos.net

 

2 comments:

  1. wow! what an inspiration to all the young mothers out there!
    I remember as a young mother of 4 being overwhelmed at times and the only way to look was up....Lord you know what I need and I have faith that you will give me the strength to keep going:)

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  2. Thank you, Mom. You did a great job being a mom to all four of us. I hope I can be as good of a mom to my kids as you are to us. :)

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