Mother’s Day 2020 Testimony

Here is what I shared with GCF Nuvali Church last Sunday regarding motherhood…

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Let me share with you something that is close to my heart, motherhood. Since I was young, it has been my dream to raise my children hands-on.  I wanted to be able to witness their milestones, to care and nurture them, to guide and help them and develop a close relationship with them. So  when the Lord blessed me with the gift  of becoming a mother, I knew that I was ready to be a stay-at-home mom. With the support of my husband, I resigned from my full-time job and stayed home to raise the children. I believed that it was the best way of using the time that the Lord has blessed me with.

I didn’t know much about parenting or motherhood or staying home or house chores, but when the kids came, the Lord provided for all our needs, equipped me and I learned how to be a mother along the way. Through the years, I realized that it wasn’t just enough to be “there” for them or to provide for what they need, but I believed that God called us to be “intentional” parents where we saw parenting as a form of discipleship. That led us to take the road less traveled of homeschooling. It wasn’t easy. But it was worth it. As I always say, it’s not just the kids who are learning when you are homeschooling, but the parent-teacher is also learning alongside the kids. I believed that God used this to mold us, and shape us to be better disciples of Christ. We learned from one another and we had a goal together. There were days that I often would wonder if what we are doing is enough, or if they are missing out in life, but after 16 years of motherhood, and 10 years of homeschooling, we finally see some fruits.  As 3 John 1:4 days, I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. And that is the goal of our homeschooling and parenting.

 

As a mother, there are hard days, and even harder days. But through it all, I see God’s hand and feel His leading all the time. When I worry, He reminds me to trust in Him and not on my circumstances.  When I fail, He reminds me that He is faithful and will keep His promises. He has always been enough, for all our needs, whether be it emotional, physical, social or spiritual. When uncertainties come knocking on my door, I just have to remember how faithful He has been in the past and believe that He will see us through and He always does, God never fails.

 

 

Comments

  1. Your story resonated with me for I too is an advocate of intentional parenting. 🙂 The challenge lies in the fact that there’s no cookie-cutter approach. Each child is unique. Every scenario is different. One’s journey is never-ending. At the end of the day, moms like us should learn how to be grateful for our kids’ progress, no matter how small it may be. We should guard our minds and our hearts from people and situations that tempt us to compare our children’s skills with other kids’ capabilities and accomplishments. Most of all, we shouldn’t make our kids, the victims of our own self-interests and egotistical expectations. And if it does happen, we should be humble enough to apologize to our kids, and to learn how to forgive ourselves for our ineptitudes every single day. 🙂

    • Thanks for leaving a comment. I appreciate hearing from a fellow intentional parenting advocate. 🙂 May God bless you!

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