Joy

As I begin this new venture into the world of blogging I thought I would start out with “blog hopping” to get my inspiration juices flowing. I follow many, many blogs several of which do blog link-ups throughout the week.  Until the ideas just start flowing freely from day to day this might be the best way to introduce myself and get involved.

Today I found “Share the Joy Thursday” at meriak.blogspot.com

What brings me joy?  Today, what is bringing me joy is very different than even 1 week ago.  I have been having a very difficult time being content and feeling secure in my roles as wife and mother, but I have been pouring over sites with a Proverbs 31 theme and have been finding so much strength and encouragement! There are the tangible things, like books and printables and calendars that have been a blessing but I have also read many stories of mothers and wives who have felt inadequate at times but have triumphed in their domestic roles. It seems to be a matter of finding your routine, sticking to it, rewarding yourself and avoiding comparison. I’m sure it will continue to be a struggle to stay motivated but I feel like I have the tools and the desire to keep my priorities where they need to be. Being a wife and a mother brings me more joy than any other facet of my life. Even during those moments of doubt,  it is still a joy to kiss my husband when he comes home every day and to talk to my daughter about the trials and tribulations of being a teenage girl.  I truly would not want any other existence!

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