Can I talk to you moms who have older children? Those of you who have been homeschooling for several years now? Who have begun to see the fruit of your labors in your older children? Do you remember when you were overwhelmed? When you didn’t know which way to turn or how to start? Do you remember how much you longed for advice and support?
Perhaps you weren’t overwhelmed, perhaps you knew what you wanted to do and where you were going. Looking back do you see how someone who was older and wiser could have helped you to sail more smoothly down this road that God has called you? Have you ever thought or said, “If I only knew then what I know now…”?
When I was a younger mom and had all small children (3 kids 2 and younger and then 4 kids 3 and younger). I was overwhelmed. I was longing for help. I needed a Titus 2 woman. For a variety of reasons, I was on my own except for my mother, who was dealing with some serious health issues. It was that difficult, challenging period of time when Mark and I realized what God has called our family to try to fill this void.
In Titus 2 God tells older women to “teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.”
So those of you who fall into this category, are you fulfilling your calling? Are you taking opportunity to help and encourage moms who are younger than you?
Just making yourself available can be a tremendous encouragement. One of the ways that moms in our church do this is that they make the time to come to our mom’s group. They don’t need to come, they already know most of what we are discussing. They come to offer their counsel and wisdom to those of us who are still struggling down the path and to offer balance when we get too impetuous. They come to give of themselves to encourage and strengthen the next generation.
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