One of the hardest things for me to learn and begin to balance this year, is the fact that first I am a help meet THEN I am a mother.
It is so easy for me to leave hubby to do his thing, and go be mom. While there are times this is necessary, I truly feel God’s calling is for me to be a help meet first.
Looking back to the very beginning, we find that is exactly how God designed it to be. Eve was created to be Adam’s help meet, THEN she became a mother.
Hubby’s and my marriage is the #1 example to our children. If I fail to show them that he is my priority then they in turn will show the same negligence to their spouses. That is not something I want to know I am responsible for.
This is something God laid on my heart this year. I’ve been making (trying to) a conscious effort to choose time with hubby when he’s home. This has allowed quite a few great conversations, quiet nights watching TV, meals catered to his liking (thanks Kristin), and a sense of accomplishment that I’m working to put my family in line as God designed.