A Window into Life in the Suburbs

"Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these." Luke 12:27 (NIV)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

I don't make resolutions as a rule

As a matter of habit, I don't make resolutions. Since I've had the girls, I've more or less tried to take one day at a time. It has worked for me because it has tempered that innate restlessness that lurks in my personality.
When one has children, changing the world seems a useless, abstract goal when one can't even have mastery over oneself.
The events of last year has made the case to me (if life in general hasn't already) that life is fairly unpredictable.

But if there is one resolution (if we can use that term) that I should have, it is that of faithfulness. Faithfulness in the larger matters and in the microscopic mundane things.
Faithfulness is less of resolution than it is an attitude and perhaps even an ability.

Over and over again, the Bible tells us that God is faithful mainly to reassure us in dark times. But I don't doubt that it is also a reminder to us that faithfulness is a quality that his people need to inculcate, cultivate, nurture... etc.

My calling is to be a wife, a mother and a teacher. Sometimes I'm rather bad at it but I think God knows it and doesn't leave me to me own resources.

Reality is hard work... very hard work and it requires plodding quite often. There are no short cuts really. Perseverance and grace to just keep plodding.

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