Their finally sleeping, all three of them. It is quiet now, but 20 minutes ago I was almost crying, my kids were whining and coming up with excuses as to why they couldn't fall asleep. As, I headed to there room for the third time I told my husband, "this is the least favorite part of my day". I wish they could just give me a hug and a kiss, say goodnight and go to bed so that I can have the "my time" that I've been waiting for all day. To do my Bible reading, and homework for a Bible study I'm doing called, "Experiencing God" by Henry Blackaby. I want to work on bigger and brighter things that God could be calling me to. But, as I laid in my son's twin bed with him finally settling down, I felt a reminder that God has called me to be a mother first. There is no need to rush through this parenting to be able to work with God in saving the world. My kids are my mission field.
One of the questions in the study I'm doing says: "Do you think God would give new assignments to a servant who had not obeyed what He previously commanded?" Here I was, waiting for something bigger, something more praiseworthy, but what I'm doing, no matter how simple, loving my husband and children ministers to them and those who know us. So this is the challenge to Christian women in my situation, "to love your husband and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God." (Titus 2:4-5). The part of this that struck me when first reading it was, "to be busy at home". Life at home sure is busy, but I didn't know that was a righteous act!