Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Thoughts from the Heart

Yesterday was the first day of Kindergarten for a dear friend's little girl. The first day of Kindergarten is such an exciting yet dreadful time, as a whole new host of thoughts and fears enter into a mother and daughter's heart and mind. My friend is really an excellent mom. I admire her for the parent she is. So I was surprised when she said to me, "I feel like I missed her growing up preschool years." I know all you moms out there can relate. It doesn't matter what you do, you never feel like you do enough for those precious little ones. There is the constant tug-of-war of so desparately wanting a break or some alone time. Then when you take that break, your heart aches to be with your kids. Surely there is something you are missing out on!

I've had a myriad of thoughts like that myself since, well, the birth of our firstborn! While I was teaching school, I always thought, "If I could just stay home." Now staying home, I can find myself getting so busy with ministry that my children's day can so easily revolve around all the things I need to get done. We live in a society that tells us we can have it all - the perfect family, the perfect career, and the list can go on. It is so easy to fall into the pressure of keeping up with that mindset, but the truth is, something always suffers when you are stretched in so many directions. I heard someone say just today, that "No success in ministry can make up for failure in the home." So, for those of you who may have checked our blog, and not found too many updates in the past month, please know you have been on our hearts! With the business of summer, we've felt the importance of more time with our kids! We love you all, and hope to continue posting on a regular basis!

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God Bless You!

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