It would be so easy for us to compare ourselves, or to look at where others are in their lives, and want something different. It would be easy for me to look at my friends who are studying for their Ph.D's and think "Oh, I could have done that! I should be working that hard too." Likewise, it would be easy for them to look at their friends who have families and think "Oh, if I could only be married with a couple kids...." OR, it could be easy for all of us to look at our dear friend in the group who is headed off to be a missionary in South Africa and think "Man, if God could just use me like that"
But the truth is, God uses people everywhere, in all stations of life. Our job is to be obedient and content with where He has us now, at this point in time.
So.....where I am now is a very blessed wife and mother of four little people who make my life so full and happy. My ministry, right now, at this point in time, is to raise these children for God's glory. Oh, and I also specialize in giving lots of hugs and kisses, too. I mean, how could you not kiss these adorable cheeks?
I look at my baby next to my big girl, who not so very long ago was my baby, and think "Wow, don't want to waste even a single moment....."
And speaking of growing up, this little lady has suddenly become very mobile!
When I see my two year old, sitting on the floor, 'reading' a book to his baby sister...well, it makes me just want to stop what I'm doing and savor that moment.