As a stay at home mom with two children, ages 3 and almost 1, there are times when I feel like I NEVER STOP WORKING! Actually, I don't! My to do list is never ending, and as I try to find my own identity again, I just add more on to it! I know I'm crazy. No need to point out the obvious here. I'm starting to remind myself of the Proverbs 31 woman except I don't have any servants to help me out!!! I'm all over Proverbs 31:27..."She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness." Homemade bread is the bread of choice around here ;)
But how many times do I look at another woman and think, "Wow! She really has it all put together. And her bag is super cute to top it off!" I may be right. She may be one of the few women who "has it all", but I don't know what's in her bag, how many hats she's wearing, or where her shoes have been. There used to be times that l'd put myself mentally in a new life situation just to "see" what might have been. I can honestly tell you I have never liked the outcome. I may not be the most beautiful, the most noble, the most energetic, or the most of anything, but with the grace and mercy of God I will look back on my life and know that I have done what I was created to do here on this earth. That is bringing glory to Him.
By the way. My favorite verses from Proverbs 31:
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
To those of you who know me, I wonder if that surprise you? ;)