I almost skipped this week, but kept having a nudge to write. Here is my five minute Friday contribution. Enjoy.
This week’s word is TURN
As a new mom struggling to find my identity and staying at home with my son, it has been a transition. I thought I knew what kind of mom I would be like, but now I see my ideas of motherhood and the reality of motherhood are not quite inline as I originally thought.
I believed I was prepared for this challenge. I had been to Afghanistan and lived to tell the tale, but the strange thing about surviving a combat situation and surviving motherhood is there is actually training you can do for one of those situations. Yes, I was a baby sitter and volunteered in the church nursery so of course I knew everything there is to know about what being a parent is, but then the baby comes home with you and never leaves. And even when you are not with said baby your mind is still thinking about him.
I remember the first time I left him at home with my husband to run some errands. I was so sure he needed me and just couldn’t survive the hour or so I was gone. I raced from store to store getting my errands done and when I got home. My son was fast asleep in the bouncy seat and my husband thought I had ran to get home so quick. Maybe I did. Just a little.
So now, almost a year a half later I feel like my blog is my story. It is my turn to encourage new moms. It is my turn to share the good, along with the bad. Sharing has given me such peace and I am so thankful for this outlet.
What has God asked you to do with your life? Is it your turn to step out and do something unexpected?
Want to join in too?
Head over to Kate’s blog. If you do link up let me know I would love to read your take on Turn.