What makes my life tick?
I love homemaking. Nothing makes me happier than baking cookies and wholesome food to lift hearts. Ok, housekeeping isn’t my forte. I still think that homemaking is one of the most noble vocations. I’m very grateful for my husband, who appreciates that, and for all that he does to make it possible for us to live well and raise our daughter in the way we are called.
I’m most of all grateful for my husband and I’m very grateful for each and every day we have together. In the beginning of our relationship I greedily snatched up every moment we could get. As we get older (we’ve been together almost 15 years now) I find that desperation fading away, but only because I know that every minute is a minute that we live for each other, whether or not we are together. The realization that being partners in life is much more than being together has deepened our love and happiness. I’m thankful for this stage in our lives.
Every parent loves every one of their kids, but love for an only child is a particularly fragile and tender thing. She is the focus of our lives and love. Chances are she will always be our only contribution to the creation of life and knowing that makes her even more precious. More and more of my time goes toward choosing the coarse of her learning and guiding her to learn it as we get deeper into homeschooling. Her stormy personality is a unique gift to me as I learn to love it and shape it. I’m grateful to have her at the center of our lives.
I’ve always been passionate about the complicated relationship of people, myself included, with God. My whole life it’s been a quest, a constant source of wonder and continued education. I’m thankful for that. I’m also thankful that Jesus finally reached me and brought me home to the church. I’m ecstatic about how God has come to my family through me, and all the positive changes in our family that I can already see. Our church community, all those earnest and dedicated people, have already made a big difference to our family. The thought of being a part of this community for many years to come is hopeful and exciting. I’m very grateful and look forward to it.