Thanks for joining me on this journey!
Before our first son was born, my husband and I made the decision together that I was going to be a stay-at-home mom. This was a dream come true for me! We knew we wanted to grow our family quickly (we weren’t joking…we now have four boys, five years-old and younger), and I wanted to be home with them at least in their youngest years.
However, I didn’t realize what a challenge this would be without my extended family close by. I am number seven of eight children and the furthest from our hometown of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Living in California, we have very little family near us to help us out.
I quickly found that I needed to find my “tribe” to help me through these young mommy years. I was invited to a mom’s group at our church and was quite intimidated when I first joined. Many of the moms were “veterans” and seemingly had everything figured out with more than one kid. Not to mention the fact that they all seemed to already know each other.
But what kept me returning week after week was the study we were going through, Priscilla Shirer’s “Gideon.” Without getting into the entire story of Gideon in the Bible, Gideon and his men were the underdogs charged by God to defeat a strong, Midianite army. Before going into battle, an angel appeared to Gideon and said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior” (Judges 6:12 NIV).
Ever since that mom’s group study, this verse has stuck with me. If there is one thing I want my husband and I to teach our sons, it is that because God is with them, always, they have the strength to be His mighty warriors. It’s as true for my sons as it is for myself. In my weakness, God shines.
Through this blog, I hope to inspire others as I share my everyday mommy moments. If God can use not only my successes, but also my failures and insecurities as a mom to encourage one other person, than this blog is worth it.
Let’s raise His mighty warriors (ours sons and our daughters) TOGETHER!
When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.” -Judges 6:12 (NIV)