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Wednesday, 10 June 2015

10 June





many little blessings

I am a mum and I am also a step-mum
Many of us will not be married to the same man for the rest of our lives
or perhaps our husbands will have had a wife before us
there will be children
and there will be the "ex"
the children's mother
All of this will put your faith to the test
you will need to decide what kind of a heart you want to have
you will need to set priorities
and you will need to check in often 
to be sure that your heart 
is still in the right place and that your priorities haven't slipped
because it won't be and they will
you will need to have open, honest, heart-wrenching talks with
Yahweh - God - the big Love
 
you will need to be flexible
very, very flexible
like bend to the point of breaking flexible
like turn the other cheek flexible

like Jesus flexible

When I was a little girl I imagined that I would have a large family

I loved The Walton's
After I had my two daughters I decided two was enough
but God had other plans for me
He gave me three step-children to raise with my own daughters


and various other children to leave my mark upon
and when they had grown up 
 he gave me two more little step-sons to help raise
and one large step-son to leave my mark upon

So....
It occurs to me as I sit here drinking coffee at my kitchen table
still at this mothering thing at 52,
I just might have gathered some wisdom along the way. 
I just might have figured out that 
I have been answering my calling all along

I just might have something I can pass along





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8 comments:

  1. You have been a very busy Mum with a household full of beautiful children!

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  2. Oh I love this. Coming from a big family I understand the love and commitment that goes with that. Well done I will say to you. Beautiful family. Hugs B

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  3. This is so sweet! I have a son, he has a brother and a sister and I have a stepson and a stepdaughter!Life is good! I loved the Waltons too!AriadnefromGreece!

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  4. I agree that mothering takes a lot of flexibility and takes many forms. Sounds as if you have been blessed several times over.

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  5. The words...the children...they're all beautiful. I couldn't help but shake my head and say, "Yes...." to this ---> " and you will need to check in often
    to be sure that your heart
    is still in the right place and that your priorities haven't slipped
    because it won't be and they will
    you will need to have open, honest, heart-wrenching talks with
    Yahweh - God - the big Love"
    Amen for many areas of life. You have depth, my friend. Beautiful.

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  6. Blessings to you and your beautiful brood. Visiting from Women with Intention.

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  7. Oh I loved the Waltons too. And a few years back I was thrilled to find a series in Walmart to bring home and watch again !

    I have to show this post to my middle son and DIL when they are next over here / combined families and challenges :)

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