*Difficulty learning to relax
*Anxiety and depression
*Much time spent on introspection
I have always hated change. Even when I got engaged to the wonderful man I married, I bawled for hours because I could sense that with that one domino toppled over, all the rest of the dominoes would follow. And boy, was I right!
I got married on April 23, 2012. We had our baby girl on March 14, 2013. It has been a wild, marvelously adventuresome experience to start a new family.
And yet I still feel sometimes that change is wrong, just because . . . it's change.
Well, here is a list I wrote in July of 2014. The list is entitled: Ways I Have Changed Since Becoming a Mom. They were not necessarily connected with raising a child, but having that child and my happy marriage had made me more open to change than ever before.
I mentioned this list to my mom's cousin and told her I had changed 24 ways. She was unimpressed. "That sounds about right," she said. Well, what do you know? I'm normal after all.
- Fewer slacks and more skirts / dresses
- No more earrings
- Bobbed hair
- Kerchiefs as head coverings in church
- Hospitality tea parties
- Neighborhood walks
- More alert to baby's needs
- More energy to get up early
- Singing special music at church
- Making more craft favorites
- Tried Pinterest
- Fewer Facebook chats
- Witnessing more persistently
- Praying with more confidence
- More loving towards my husband
- More church-rotating
- Crafts for missionaries
- More clear insight into God's Word
- More thankful for God's provision
- Realizing that I am a writer and a song-writer
- Getting prepared for homeschool
- Better able to ask for help
- Officially a soul-winner
- No longer fearful or worried - instead, OBEDIENT!
How this topic applies to Christian living:
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.