With my college career closing (ohmyword!!!!!), I find myself entering into a brand-new season.
I am now just wife and mom.
How wonderful! How daunting.
I have really been feeling lately like I need to “beef up” my skills – in homemaking in general, and mothering especially. And, as one of the very, very few stay at home mothers that I know, I have also felt like I need to “beef up” my understanding and resolve for this calling. It’s something I am incredibly passionate about — yet, when I look around me and see that the world around me is traveling a completely different direction, it’s easy to begin to wonder if I haven’t gotten it all mixed up. Am I the crazy one? In moments like these, or when the days are long and hard and appear to be unfruitful, I turn to the Scriptures and to Titus 2 mentors for encouragement, guidance and reassurance.
Some of my ‘Titus 2 mentors’ aren’t actually people I’ve met. They’re godly women who have paved a trail and told their story. I think of Elisabeth Elliot, Jean Fleming, Edith Schaeffer, and quite recently, Rachel Jankovic (I wrote a review of one of her books here). I’ve read some really great books (and hope to read some more!) on being wife, mama, homemaker. So as I enter, joyfully and somewhat trepidatiously (it is a word – I googled it! no worries…), into a season of “just” this role, I’m re-reading (or, shall we say, skimming!) some of those very influential stories and books, and plan to share some excerpts and favorite quotes for my own edification, and I hope, for yours. Most of these will probably center on mothering, but possibly wife/homemaker things as well.
What are some of your favorite books that have influenced you in your mothering? Who are your ‘Titus 2 mentors’? I look forward to sharing some of my favorite gems with you soon! I pray that you may be built up as a mother, or strengthened in understanding in ways to encourage the mothers in your life. ❤