Happy 4th of July to my American readers! I hope your days are filled with cookouts, family, and friends.
If you have a moment of downtime somewhere in the midst of your celebration, I’d love to invite you over to (in)courage, a faith-based online community for women, where my e-book Mindset for Moms: From Mundane to Marvelous Thinking in Just 30 Days is being featured this week as part of their Summer Recommended Reads series.
Today I’m writing about freedom–in motherhood and in our minds.
From my post:
“I took large, quick steps, pushing a double stroller around my neighborhood’s block of rural homes. The hot Texan sun blared down, but I hardly noticed. I was too absorbed in my own thoughts–and they weren’t happy ones.
“I can’t do this, God!” rattled my inner voice. My biological son Jonathan, 15-months-old at the time, had recently taken his first steps. Our eight-month-old, Elijah, had joined our family from Liberia, West Africa just two months before.
These babies adored me and wanted Mama at all times. That was the problem–there were two of them, one of me. The lies in my head taunted that I was far from equal to the task ahead.”
“But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.” ~ Thomas Jefferson