Last year my daughter graduated from high school. When I asked her where she wanted to go to college she told me that she didn’t want to go to college but wanted to go to cosmetology school instead. As her mother, I dreaded hearing those words. Why? Because our society tells us she needs college, to get a great job and make lots of money.
I am terrible at saving. If money wasn’t automatically going into the retirement account we’d have no savings at all. I always assume that our job is secure which makes it easy for putting savings last. But back in October, when the government shut down we found out suddenly our one income family, had no income coming in.
When I was younger, I took a lot of risks. I drove fast, bungee jumped, learned to drive a motorcycle, traveled by myself and that’s just naming a few risky things I did. The list could go on and on. But when I became a mother everything changed. I instantly became afraid of everything. I no longer wanted to risk my life, I wanted to be cautious protecting myself and my child.
I am an overwhelmed and exhausted mom. I’m home all day but yet can’t find the time do all the things I need to get done. When I can’t find the time to do it all, I get depressed, anxiety kicks in and I break down into tears.
We work hard, do whats right and do our best to live under God’s law and yet we struggle. We look at others who do everything wrong and live a life without struggle. You can’t help to wonder why their lives comes so easily and cast judgement that they don’t deserve not to struggle. [Read more…]
Women love to share their feelings. We can’t help it; it’s how God made us. But beware who you express your feeling to. You may find opinions being given to you are from those that may not share your same values.