Happy Monday, friends!
I had a pastor’s wife post ready to share with you this morning; sadly, my computer crashed, and the words I spent two-and-a-half-hours writing disappeared from my laptop. **tears!**
So I pulled a post out of my archives to share with you instead. 🙂 I wrote this back in 2011, when my daughters were still quite small. Today, as the mother of twelve and nine-year old girls, I believe this more passionately than ever!
Prayers appreciated this week… I’ll be attending a ladies retreat in Illinois and speaking at a parenting workshop. Have a blessed week, friends!
I would give my daughters the world, if I could.
Everything they ever needed or wanted or dreamed of being.
Unfortunately, these gifts are not mine to give.
Despite my best efforts, it is beyond my reach to impart gifts that belong to God alone. He gives freely. And exclusively.
My calling as a mother of daughters is not to be “god” to them.
My calling as a mother of daughters is to be a woman of God before them, for them.
The cultivation of their womanhood is intertwined with my own womanhood.
The eternal questions beckon: Who am I?
And, most importantly, Who am I becoming?
True Christian womanhood is never dull.
Never static. Never passive. Never status quo.
It is passionate.
Growing. Reaching. Striving. Becoming. Always becoming.
When I peer into my daughters’ eyes, I catch a glimpse of eternal potential.
Potential to become what God must have envisioned when He delicately formed Woman at the dawn of Creation.
The potential to become a passionate, thriving woman of God is alive within my daughters, your daughters, every daughter of God.
My job, as a mother of daughters, it to cultivate that precious seed and trust the holy Spirit of God to bring it to full fruition.
Today, my daughters are “babies”.
One day, my daughters will stand before me as women.
What foundation will I have laid for their feet?
Will it be stable?
Will it withstand the pressure of our secular culture?
Perhaps that is why I blog.
Perhaps it is why I even live.
Passionate, godly womanhood is truly one of the greatest gifts God has given us… and He is calling us to become women of influence and eternal vision in our lifetimes, our generation.
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Kristy Howard is a pastor’s wife, second-generation homeschooling mom of five, and a passionate believer in friendship, coffee, and quiet time! Kristy writes about motherhood, ministry and life at KristysCottage.com.