Someone once told me I was wasting my achievements of Bachelors and Masters degree by being a stay at home mom. They also said I went from riches to rags.
Yes, it may have looked that way when I chose to leave my $113k/yr job to stay home to be a full time wife and mother.
I’ve worked as a military officer leading over 100 troops with multi-million dollar contracts, I was involved in national security projects working at the pentagon, provided leadership for security of Air Force One at Andrews AFB, and served as a successful consultant and leadership/executive coach in the D.C. Area for three of the 15 executive departments of the U.S. Cabinet…and yet…the most challenging and rewarding calling to me is being a wife and mama.
I went from combat boots, to high heels, to bare feet. I say ‘bare feet’ because the calling of motherhood is on holy ground–I finally understood the importance of a mother.
The truth is I went from rags TO riches. I went from my filthy rags of my own self-sufficiency and dependency to God’s glorious riches!!
The world can’t appreciate the spiritual investment of what God is doing in and through us as mamas. Sometimes we doubt it too.
But stand firm in the convictions God has given you...
Happy Mother’s Day!
**Disclaimer** This is not written to invoke condemnation on moms that work outside the home. A mother’s work is never done, and is always full time.
I remember what it’s like to be a full time mama serving in the military, knowing at any time I could be deployed. It’s not easy.
I remember what it’s like to be a full time mama that works full time outside the home. It’s not easy.
I remember what it’s like to be a full time mama that stays home full time. It’s not easy.
I know what it’s like to be a full time mama that home schools. It’s not easy.
I know what it’s like to be a full time homeschooling mama with a part time job. It’s not easy.
The calling of every mother is sacred and holy.
This is the story of God’s grace in my life.
I just needed a season of purification to learn to put my priorities in place and I was exclusively working in the home, but recently have had a part time job, and next month I will be working in a director’s position for a Company where I get to encourage other mothers. This is the path and good works God has for me. Follow the convictions God has given YOU and be at peace.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
To read more about my conversion and the testimony of the grace of God in my life click here.
“I will extol You, my God, O King,
And I will bless Your name forever and ever.
Every day I will bless You,
And I will praise Your name forever and ever.
Great is the LORD, and highly to be praised,
And His greatness is unsearchable.
One generation shall praise Your works to another,
And shall declare Your mighty acts.
May 8th, 2016 at 3:15 am
I love your posts Arcy!!! Keep them up. Happy Mother’s Day!!!!
May 8th, 2016 at 3:40 am
Thank you Jessica!! Happy Mother’s day!!
May 8th, 2016 at 11:43 am
Arcie!! You are so blessed. Everyone looks healthy and happy. I miss you so. I’m so glad I have your blog posts, they are such an encouragement to me. Happy mother’s day to you. May God bless you richly! With Love, Amanda Jackson
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July 19th, 2016 at 9:20 pm
Amanda!! How did I miss your comment??! Thank you for the encouragement and I miss you too! I hope to see you SOON!
May 9th, 2016 at 1:27 am
Love this! 🙂 You’re children are BLESSED to have you as their mom. Happy Mother’s Day