Monday, August 30, 2010

Mission 4 Monday--God's Calling Part One

Welcome to Part One of the story of My Journey to answer God's Calling in my life. And how I came to be involved with prison ministry.

Today I am going to try to start at the beginning. I'll share a little of my story and more photo's than I usually share.

I hope you enjoy the visit . . .

Last Tuesday in my Titus Woman post (You can read it here.) I mentioned that I have always wanted to be a wife and a mother. And a homemaker. Even though my children are grown I still love being a homemaker. I love decorating the house and cooking and I love visiting other blogs for inspiration. Here is a link to My Home Sanctuary my homemaking blog.

I promised some photo's so here goes . . .

I added this photo because this was a special time for me. If you look close you can see that the tie my crazy Cowboy is wearing is a Santa tie. (more photo's on Wednesday came back for the story)

And next as I said in the beginning of this post I don't usually share many photo's I am stepping out here and really opening up to you all. Here's a photo of me. . .

Here is Daisy and Rascal doing what they do best begging for either food or petting.
And yes that is me. Enjoy because me being in the photo doesn't happen often. LOL.

So that is our little family as it is today. Here's a photo of our son and his family.

At least part of it. I just realized they haven't sent a family photo with the baby.

And here is a photo of our daughters family . . .

And yes they are adorable!

While my son and daughter were still at home I took my role as mother seriously. I baked. I cooked dinner every night. I made sure they both learned how to cook and clean so that they would be a good helper to their future spouses. (I do have to admit my son didn't listen to the cleaning part.) I have to pray for my daughter in law a lot. He does know how to cook and I am not bragging or anything but he really should have a cooking show. I tell them all the time they should be the next Food Network Stars!

During those early years I was always involved in a ladies bible study. And it was during those years that I prayed that God would use me. I tried to be involved in the women's ministry. I offered my services. I prayed about being a mentor to other women. I read books on mentoring. I prayed and I waited. And even though I didn't tell anyone I wondered why God didn't use me.

It wasn't until many years later that I felt God began to really use me.

What I didn't know back then was that he was using me and I didn't realize it.

My calling was to be a wife and a mommy.

Come back next Monday for Part 2 My Second Calling

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