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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