Mother’s Day had me thinking about the things I have learned from my mom over the years.
To give you a brief history lesson: My birthday is 4 days after my mom’s. She had just turned 21 when she had me. She and my dad had only been married about 6 months. I was their first child. Two years later my brother came along and that would be our family until our parents divorced about 20 years later.
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Being a Mom has taught me so many things. I’ve narrowed it down to 14 for today.
Ethan turned 14 on Easter Sunday. That means I have been a Mom for 14 years. Actually that means I have been a biological mom for 14 years.
When Kent and I married back in 2000, I became a stepmom to 10 year old Ben. I still remember him asking me to bake cookies for his 4th grade class for his birthday that first year. Oh how it warmed my heart. I became a mom for the first time in that moment.
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Self-care? But that’s selfish, right? I’m a mom and a wife. Time for me. Not a chance.
Taking care of you is taking care of them.
“Do you not know that your body is a temple?” (I Corinthians 6:19) It’s straight from scripture. Our bodies, yes the body you’re living in whether you’re happy with it or not, IS a temple.
The first question is “have you asked Christ to take up residence there?” This is the most important decision you will ever make. It is your number one priority in life.
But then after that, we must care for this temple. We must be a good steward of what we’ve been given. We must keep it clean and in good working condition. How do we do that? We must care for it.
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