Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Story of My Life [In A Nutshell]

(This month I'm participating in the Blog Everyday in May challenge hosted by Jeni. Today's theme is "the story of your life in 250 words [one paragraph] or less." Feel free to join in and if you do, leave me the link to your post so I can follow along!)

Once upon a time there was a little girl who wanted nothing more than to have her own family. She dreamed of a fairy tale marriage and angelic, fat, curly haired babies. She prayed and prayed for God to give her a husband and family of her own. And then one day, before she was even quite grown up, and in a way she never could have imagined, God gave her what she wanted. And she stepped right out of living with her parents and siblings into living with a husband and keeping her own house. And it was good and God-blessed, but the girl was taken aback by the fact that not one step - from the courtship, to fertility, to childbirth, to child rearing, to maintaing a healthy marriage, to maintaining a healthy body - proved to be easy. The hardships and trials that popped up at every turn tested the girl's heart and sometimes made her doubt everything she once hoped and prayed for. But through it all, God was (and is) showing the girl, with much patience, just how deeply He loves her and is jealous for her heart. He is showing her that even though He desires her to be the best wife and mother she can be, He most of all just wants her to need Him. He is showing her that even though she easily gets caught up in the anxiety of failing, the most important thing she can ever do is just love people. 

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