Our Soul’s Calling – PART TWO

I revisited my computer to quickly check my email because I was expecting something but then I saw Heather’s comment to my previous post. I started to respond and found that I was writing a whole other post!! So here it is. Maybe I’ll start my own soul series. 😉 (see other post)

I love the idea of how being a great mother can be our Calling in life. I think it goes deeper, though. What does being a great mother mean anyway? Being a nurterer, organizer, listener, motivator, etc. Having patience and plenty of energy. The ability to carry on with our day with only two hours of sleep! And so many more than I can list here. When our children grow up and leave home (or even now), we can use these wonderful traits in many other ways. How can we serve? How can we use our gifts to help others? That’s why I loved it when the author (from the previous post) said that instead of spending hours in meditation or self refelection in order to find our purpose, we simply ask: what does the world want of me? Time and again I suspect we’ll come up with similar answers but that can be used in different capacities.
There is so much more meant for us then we can imagine. And while that is exciting, it’s also daunting. If I embrace my purpose/Calling I suddenly have a responsiblity to uphold it. No more excuses as to why I’m not being all that I can be.

I think of that question that is posed to our children time and again. What do you want to be when you grow up? I’m still trying to answer that damn question and I’m 33!
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About Debbie

I am a stay at home mom of 2 energetic children. I homeschool them as well. I have a great husband who, after 7 years of working away from, finally has a job where he is home every night. We are trying to learn how to live together again along with adjusting to the lower pay that came along with the job change.
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8 Responses to Our Soul’s Calling – PART TWO

  1. PortraitofPeter says:

    The picture along with your beautiful words are so “endearing”.

    Truly does the mother retain the heart of her children.

    Thank you for sharing such a wonderful posting.

    Blessings to you all this weekend of Spring.

  2. Stie says:

    What a beautiful post. You said it so well.

  3. Heather says:

    Yea…isn’t that a silly question for adults to ask kids?? what they want to be when they grow up? MOST adults are still trying to figure it all out…

  4. Heather says:

    ~the idea of being a great mother can be our calling in life~~

    I think that is important for mom’s to look at it in that perspective and to pass it on to our daughters. And our sons too for that matter…so they can be supportive of their future wives in their calling…

    Many of us have more than one calling…and many of us are still trying to figure it all out….

  5. Sirdar says:

    I’m 45 and still haven’t figured out what I want to be when I grow up. Maybe I just want to live long and prosper. Well, live long and healthy…no fun living long when you can’t enjoy it.

  6. my4kids says:

    I know my calling had to do with being a mom. That is all I wanted and talked about since I was little. When I took care of other peoples kids/babies I was always called the little mother/mother in training. It came naturally then. Not all of motherhood comes naturally now but parts of it do. Its the only thing I feel I am really good at even when people tell me I’m good at something. It’s just what feels right for me.
    Also I really love that picture.

  7. Steffi says:

    Great post,Debbie!As child you have some dreams what you want when you grow up.But mostly it come your reality other as in your dreams.
    Yes,at the mooment I have not so much dreams for myself.My first Concerns are my two daughters because I like that they have good perspective for their future.But it´s all so difficult here.I´m very angry that my older daughter find not a work after her education.My dream is for her that she can go to another country.My second daughter have still a little bit time to know what will be in her future.

    My own life to do things only for me comes to short.Okay,I´m now 40 maybe I can enjoy my life later more.

  8. Joy T. says:

    I definitely know it was my calling in life…my purpose…to be a wife and mom. It was all I ever thought about and it happened. Perhaps I knew the ‘Secret’ way back when :o) I have been teased so much over the years about ‘just’ wanting to be a wife and mom but I’ve always turned a deaf ear. ‘I’ feel I’m great at being a mom and my kids tell me enough so I am completely fulfilled knowing I’m doing pretty darn good at a passion I always wanted.

    I’m kind of reading backwards because I started over at Heather’s blog but this is a great post. You SHOULD do more. Maybe that’s your calling? Jeez, 33? Just a baby yet :o)

    Right now I’m on to my next calling. You don’t ever stop being a mom, but they need you less and less. Leaves lots and lots of time for a new passion. Like I said on Heather’s blog…now I just have to find that passion. So exciting!!

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