When I have time to post I will divide my topics by sharing news of our family with my parents, sharing an experience of my younger years with you, in order to teach a principle, and lastly I will throw in tips for young wives and mothers. Beginning today. "Wives be submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church." Ephesians 5:22
In this photo I was a young wife. My husband wanted me to get a college degree. I saw all of my friends and sisters having babies and staying home with their children. I envied them. I decided to obey the request of my husband and get my degree. I made a mistake in my thinking, however. Because I began college at the late age of 24 I was a misfit there as well. I was older than the other students. Rather than rejoicing in this moment of my life, I worried about not fitting in. I felt awkward with my sisters and friends at home with children, and awkward on campus. What I have learned from this is to find my identity in Christ. None of those thoughts mattered. What mattered was that I was honoring my husband and fitting into his plans, and that I mattered to Jesus Christ who cared about me and all those thoughts I was having. The Lord blessed me all those years as I laid each heartache and trial at His feet. Later, the Lord blessed me with children. What I learned: Be happy and thankful in the place God has placed me. I am certainly not going to claim to be free from the sin of worry and of comparing myself with others. As time would tell as I began having children, again I was a misfit. I was the older mother at the playground. I really struggled with fear and doing things wrong. I will share many stories as time goes by. Below is one of my tips for young wives and mothers:
This might be a no brainer, but some people really have not thought of this. I didn't think of it until I noticed one of my children using the same sponge from the toilet to clean the sink. "Eeew!" Here's the tip: Use bright warm colors for sinks and counters such as orange, yellow and pink.
Use only purple, green and blue; the cool colors, for the toilet. God bless you dear ladies. I want you to know that I do not think I have tons of wisdom, but I am praying that I could teach younger women from what I have learned in my life-time. They say that more is learned when one makes a mistake, than when one succeeds. Well, believe me. I have made many mistakes, and have cringed and cried over them. Maybe some of you can learn from me. Love, Kathi