Generation Cedar

I’m writing today at Raising Homemakers...I hope you’ll hop over!

“But when I left my career to come home, I had no idea the depth of my job, as God would show me. Yes, home was a lot more about nurturing people–my children, my husband, and those around me He would finally give me eyes to see and time to help.

But the biggest surprise?”

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7 Responses

  1. Love the part that your daughters may see a surrendered woman. To me, that is one of the best gifts we can give our daughters. Their start will be on our shoulders; I sure want to make sure her start is not a place of dependence of self, but a dependence of Christ for all aspects of life.

  2. Kelly, I love your honesty. It is encouraging to know other women who appear to “have it all together” struggle with the same things I do. I too am an introvert, by 4:00pm I am ready to melt down as well. I need to take a quick 5 min. break in my room all by myself so I can make it through the rest of the day. My husband is an extrovert and comes from a LOUD family, so he only adds to the noise when he is home. I have been getting up earlier and earlier over the years just to allow myself time alone when no one else in the house is awake. It makes for a much smoother day when I can sit in quiet for awhile 🙂

    1. You know, Rachel, the funny thing is that understanding how an introvert is wired helps so much. Instead of feeling guilty about being sensitive to noise or not always wanting to have people over, you can give yourself the “breaks” that allow you to cope and minister better. For a long time I just felt guilty about it all; now I get it, and I simply make those provisions that I know go so far in helping me stay sane 😉 And I’m thankful my husband understands that too.

      1. Jesus took breaks, too, to rejuvenate by getting alone with His Heavenly Father. Those rest times away from the clamoring of the crowds are also an important part of ministry.

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