Intersecting Life and Faith

Wish List

more than

 

 

 

Yes, sometimes I wish I was more…

more than a wife…

more than a mother…

more than a pastor’s wife…

Yes, sometimes, I wish I

worked outside the home…

didn’t have to go to work everyday…

had kids…

didn’t have kids…

lived somewhere else…

had a bigger house….

had a smaller house…

We, especially women, I think, may not say these things out loud, but the crush of culture and comparing ourselves to FB,  our Instagram feed,  or our ‘neighbor’  feed into the ‘sometimes I wish’ syndrome.  I confess I’ve wished for a It’s A Wonderful Life moment like George Bailey,  being able to see what a different life may have looked like. No, I don’t wish away my husband and beautiful children, but if I’m honest, selfishly, what difference have I made. Making a difference in this life, is that the goal?

I also confess I’m finding my way back from this desert summer, with more questions than answers. The roller coaster of family coming and going for a wedding, the anticipation of the wedding then everything being over with, played whack a mole with my emotions. Admittedly all the best has happened this summer in the marrying of one of my daughters and the birth of my first grandchild, which I will be holding soon. Read all about the wedding here.  A grandma post coming soon.

In the coming days and weeks my goal is to make a different wish list.

I wish to

be more like Christ…

pray like Christ…

love God with heart, mind and soul…

love my neighbor…

follow Christ no matter what…

And Christ says I AM ENOUGH, you are mine.

What does your wish list look like?

 

2 Comments

  1. Judy

    I love this! I am working on these and being content, which I guess is the ‘wish’ list part? More alike than u alike.

  2. Terri

    I confess that I’ve had a terrible week and have wished I was somewhere different and somebody different. But when all is said and done, I wish to be more like Christ. Good reminder, Jody.

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