Seasons of life…as women we encounter various seasons of life. Singleness, college, marriage, newlywed days, childrens’ births, newborn days, toddler days, elementary school years, high school years…with each season of life our lives change.
My husband and I recently found out that we are expecting a little addition to our family at the end of this year. We’re excited to meet this new little life, but with this news comes a new season of life…morning sickness.
As I lie on the couch, my mind thinks of everything that “needs” to be done. Four loads of laundry waiting to be folded, dirty dishes in the sink (and a line of ants marching to collect the little bits of food), meals to prepare, children to dress, vacuuming, and cleaning. So much to do and yet some days I find myself lying on the couch only able to get up to take care of the true necessities.
My husband constantly reminds me that this season of life I’m in is temporary and right now the best thing I can do is rest and take care of myself. The laundry isn’t as important as I thought…neither is the vacuuming or cleaning.
And so I find myself in a much slower season of life than I would prefer. When I’m having a fairly sick-free moment I try to squeeze in a bit of work, but my days are looking so different than they did just a few short weeks ago. And I’m learning to be ok with that.
My goals haven’t changed. I’m still striving to be a godly woman, wife, mother and friend. I’m just living out these goals in a different way. I have the time to sit down and pray faithfully for family and friends. I’m able to cuddle with and just spened time on the couch with my boys. I’m learning that it’s God’s grace and strength that truly gets me through each day.
Seasons of life…we need to learn to be content…no matter which season of life we find ourselves in now. God can do great things through a godly woman who is content where He has placed her. Seek to honor Him in every season of life.