"What do you want to do when you grow up?" The curious woman asked the young woman.
In her heart she wanted to say, "I want to be a wife and a mom." But she knew that this answer never satisfies the critics who think that to "just" want to be a wife and mom is not a good enough answer!
"I am hoping to become a elementary teacher after college." Was her half-hearted answer.
How many of you feel this way? You really have a deep longing to be a wife and a mom, but the world around you says that this is not a good enough goal to have!
Well, I am here to encourage you!
I am a proud helpmate to my husband and full time mom to my kids! It's what I always wanted to do and I love my job!
Our culture seems to think that desiring to have a career is far more exciting, adventurous, worth while, than "just" being a wife and mom.
Let me ask you: What can you take to heaven?
Before we had kids we agreed that the only thing we can take to heaven were our kids and we were going to make any sacrifice we had to in order that we could use as much energy as we possibly had to see our own children enter the gates of heaven!
You can't take a position, prestige, money, a job title, a big house, fancy vacations, brand new everything, and a large ego to heaven...just souls!
Being a wife and a mom is powerful! I have the chance to make an eternal impact...ETERNAL IMPACT!!!
So next time someone asks: What do you want to do when you grow up?
Tell them, "I desire a godly wife and a mom! I want to see God's kingdom grow and one way for that to happen is for godly men and women to marry, have babies, and raise them in the fear and knowledge of the Lord. This would be far better than any 'job' I could have. But until God does that, I am working towards becoming a teacher."