First off, I am really wanting to adopt sometime in the future. I say now, but my husband has put the brakes on saying, “Well, what about you calling me everyday at work because you are stressed to the max with the three we already have?” Yea, blah, blah, blah, my mind responds. How much more crazy could it get? This is not about adoption, but parenting. I do not want to adopt just to say I have adopted and done my good deed. It is so much more than that. It's about love. It's about teaching little ones what life is about. What is life about? The world tells us to follow our dreams. This in all is a selfish desire. Yes, there are loves and talents we each have and have been given to us. But, I find it disappointing when an unplanned circumstance happens and suddenly our “dreams are shattered”. We are teaching our children to glorify themselves instead of God. I hold a high standard for myself and as such, for some reason, expect other people, especially parents, and especially mothers to meet those expectations. This is a downfall of mine.
I will tell you what I do and why I do it for starters. 1)When I knew I had met God's partner for me, I got married. Why punish myself and have a year or more engagement when I am dying to rip the clothes off of that man? 2)To have children. They are the joy of life. God's joy is embodied in them. 3)To birth at home. Yes, I did have one hospital birth, but will never again if I have anything to say about it. It was my first birth and quite a learning experience. I am not saying it's for every woman, but I also don't want to hear how they just made you do this or that...blah, blah.4 ) To stay home with my kids. Forming the future is not something I take lightly. 5) To become a midwife. This is a work in progress. I want to offer women the option of home birth in my area. I have already been given the name for it: Woodland Way Midwifery. 6) To home school Do you know what your children are being taught in school? How are they being taught? My love for seeing the firsts doesn't end after the first birthday. I don't want to miss a moment.
Basically everything I listed in some shape or form has to do with parenting. As for the midwife part, I think how we come into the world, the environment, the people involved all play a critical part of who we are. That's another blog though.
A quote I recently read that is inspiring my days: “ The way you talk to your children will be their inner voice”---It changes how I parent and it will yours too. Happy parenting...if you're not forming the future, who is?