I have the incredible privilege of being a full time stay-at-home-mom of 4 beautiful daughters. This means I get to do fun things like go for ice cream on the first warm day of spring. It also means that I have to do not fun things like advocate for my kids against soul-sucking systems.
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Since the moment these kids came into my life, I have carefully considered how my choices will effect them. When they were in the womb it was about what I put into my own body. Now that they are out of the womb, it’s about what I say, how I say it, and to whom I say it. I advocate for my girls at doctors’ offices, at school, at church, at home (with their dad, with their sisters, with their grandparents). One of my daughters has dyslexia and that brings its own special brand of advocacy.
Ephesians 6:12 tells us that “our struggles are not against flesh and blood but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” In my role as a mother it is critical that I pray for my children and equip them to fight against the spiritual forces. I do this by reading God’s Word with them, by telling them Bible stories as if they were stories from my childhood, by talking with them about what’s real and what’s not, by instilling in them the Truth so that they are prepared to stand against the lies of the Evil One.
Although I am a stay-at-home-mom and therefore do not bring in a paycheck, I still provide a great deal for my children. I buy their clothes and food. I provide a home that is comfortable, clean, and safe. I sign them up for activities and get them where they need to go. I provide homework help and instruction on life skills. I go out of my way to provide for their needs and for some of their wants.
“Thanks for being the best mom ever! I am so glad that you are my mom and not somebody else.”