Monday, November 22, 2010

Letting Go of Certain Relationships

I find myself to be extremely relationship driven.  

Sometimes to the point of suffering and feeling extreme rejection.  

As a woman, mother, child of God, I desire positive relationships with those around me.  

Yet, at what cost?  

I have to always remind myself that my relationship to God, my husband, and then my children come first.  Those are the most important.  Next comes other family and believers in Christ.

Next is everyone else.

There are some relationships that need to end. 

I grieve for those just as I believe God does for those that reject a relationship with Him.

I will pray for those that reject and persecute me for who I am and who I am not.

But I must not compromise who God has made me.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Who Am I?

The longer I am a wife and mother, the farther away I get from the person I used to be.  But, society makes it seem like this is a bad thing.  I look back to who I was before my husband and children and I don't want to go back to those days.  Over the past 19 years I have become a better person; kinder and gentler, more thoughtful and caring.  I have become stronger in spirit and body, yet weaker in the sense of realizing my limitations in knowledge and wisdom. Farragut State Park Idaho
My parents planted seeds of goodness, kindness, hard working, and love.  Yet, it has taken many years for tthose seeds to grow – and still have much more to mature.
There is so much in this world I do not know and never will.  But, as a woman, mother, and wife, I finally feel like I am getting the hang of this.  I find that things I once didn't have an answer for, I am able to handle quickly and decisively. 

I don't feel I have lost myself in being a wife and mother, in fact, I have found the best me, the best parts of my inmost being have come out and hopefully, over time, the bad will be totally gone.

Finding fulfillment in my daily life, in who I am today, not who I once was, or who I am apart from my husband and children, is so important - in fact vital to my existence.  It is who I am now, today that matters.  I am a woman; strong and sure; smart and talented; wise yet humble.  I am at my best when I am fulfilling my daily life and walking in joy within my home.
Sheri sits on bull in chutes at ranch in Texas

Finding "ourselves" can be the best adventure ever.  There is such freedom in being who God made you to be.  God is a fun God and has great plans for us.  

I had a blast being "me" as I sat on a bull at a ranch in Texas!

Monday, November 8, 2010

I Am Running For President!

My kids think I am hilarious. 

Mom as President!?

You should have seen their faces when I made the announcement. I had to repeat myself a few times. Then, after all of the shock and awe, my husband just shook his head and smiled.

As much as we giggle when we talk about my latest escapade...I do have a sense of seriousness. I feel our country is lacking in a basic knowledge of our government, judicial practices, world politics, and the political process of our country.

It starts with my admission of ignorance. I am 37 years old and do not know enough about our government and nation. Yet, I feel it is my duty to get educated.

So, I say let's join together on this mission of wisdom. We can join hands as a nation, not under a political party, but as citizens of the United States of America, and learn as much as we can about our government.