Recently I asked a lady in our church to mentor me. She's someone that I've always looked up to and respected as a wife and mom. Her boys have grown into Godly young men and her husband has served as a deacon in our church for years. We met for the first time last week. She just exudes God's glory! and I love it! Oh how I want that to be said of me! She passed along a book to me. We are actually going to do a book study on it. I've already read it because it was so good and such an easy read. The book is Daughters of Sarah by Genevieve M. White. This book has everything you could ever want to know about being a submissive wife! The first chapter we plan to discuss is called "Helper." After reading the chapter a second time, I cringed at the thought of all the times I had not been a helper to Jared. In fact, there have been times where I have been more of a hindrance than a helper! I've still got lots of questions about some of the concepts in the book, but I'm so thankful that God has brought it into my life at such an early stage in my marriage. It's all based on scripture and you can't go wrong there! I'm looking forward to digging into it and praying the Lord uses it to mold me into the wife he wants me to be.
Now for the mommy book... I love being a mom but know that I have so much to learn. I've felt so inadequate at mothering these past several weeks. But, now that I'm beginning to feel much better I feel that I can reassume my role and become a much more effective parent. My SIL gave me the book Bringing Up Girls by Dr. James Dobson, for Christmas. I've been wanting to read it for a while, so I was thankful to receive this gift. I just finished chapter four. This book is not an easy read. In fact, some chapters are packed with scientific studies and facts. But I like that stuff too! Chapter four discusses "Why she is the way she is." One part of it discussed how much girls like to talk, it's a part of their brain make-up. I giggled when I read that part because this is soooo very true of SB. The other day we were driving down the road and Spicer kept talking to me and Jared. When Jared stopped talking, she said, "talk daddy!" lol! Jared said, "man, she's gonna be a talker!" That's right, it's the way God made her! She's a girl! haha! I'm looking forward to all this book will teach me about raising my girl! I pray the Lord will use it to teach me ways I can be the best mommy to miss beth. :)
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