Transition can shake us up in unique ways. It doesn’t usually just effect one area of our lives, but has a way of making everything seem off balance. It’s not usually a great time to make big decisions, but it can be a good time to take a look and see, while everything is already up in the air, if anything needs to change or shift and to embrace it and go with it.
Everyday is a mission field for Marisa because she carries the kingdom powerfully wherever she goes. Jesus said, “Let the children come to me,” and as a mother and teacher I love watching Marisa make the kingdom accessible to children in fresh new ways right where they are.
Today, I want to highlight a mom that is passionate about living her life in a way that breaks down the “mommy wars” and instead of competing with other moms, does nothing but love and support them. I want to talk about Jodi Anton, because when I think of moms supporting other moms, especially in the most practical ways, Jodi is the first person I think of.
Watching Katie mother her kids has taught me so much. She is not afraid of her kids’ messes, and walks through with them the process of cleaning them up. I’m not talking about spilled milk here, but when her kids mess up, she take the time to help them process through how to be successful next time.
I’ve learned that my children and their behavior do not define me. God has taught me so much through my role as a mother of children who have trauma as part of their life story.
I want to be more intentional about remembering all these good things that I get to carry on and pass down to my kids. When I see these beautiful qualities coming out in my kids, it gives me fresh eyes to see my mom for who she was at heart and it brings me joy to remember her in that light.