..."popsicles on the porch"...what a great afternoon treat and our favorite way to spend time together! These are simple and precious moments! Princess #1 and Princess #2 along with Little Man #1 and #2 are my inspiration for most of these writings.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Who Would have Thought?

Ever have those times when you look back on your life and think…man, how did I get here? 

As I look back over the years, I am discovering that many things I said I would NEVER do, somehow God has led me to do those very things! 

Here are a few things I never thought or said I’d NEVER do!

·    Work in the ministry

·    Have more than 2 children
·    Be a stay at home mom
·    Homeschool
·    Marry a minister

Guess you never say never! ; )  

Nothing looks like what I had envisioned and I’m loving it! Who would have ever thought I’d have 4 kids, be a stay at home mom and now a homeschooling director!!  Not me that’s for sure!  

I am so thankful that God knows the plans He has for me. Plans that are far better than any I could have laid out for myself.

In fact, I know for sure, if left up to me I would have made a complete mess out of things. In my next few posts, I want to take some time to reflect on what God has been working out in my heart and talk about the things that have me smiling and saying… “Who Would Have Thought?”  :) 

For now, here is an incredible video of one of my favorite speakers and local Houston area Pastor, Voddie Baucham reciting a very thought provoking poem entitled, “Put The Baby In The Beemer.”  Though I’ve never owned a Beemer and never really aspired to, the message behind it articulates with such veracity the “it’s all about me mentality” that plagues our culture. As I reflect, I see a woman who was once willing to place my family on the altar of my ego in order to satisfy those deepest desires that not even I knew were there. That is, until God got a hold of my heart and helped me to better understand the precious gift of family that he’s given me and most importantly the value of my role in my home.


Just one Chic! said...

Oh Melanie

This is AWESOME & I can't wait to keep reading your posts...you have inspired me to get back to my journal & reminded me that I am not alone.

All those things I said too (well almost) & where I am now is exactly where I want to be.

Thank you for being so open & willing to share with the rest of us. You are a true inspiration to all Mommies & Wives!

Bless you

poison_ivy777 said...

That is such a powerful poem! I'm so glad I found you on blogland! you are an incredible mommy and wife and I look forward to reading your blog! Love ya!

Theresa said...

I found you today from Seeds of Faith. I can totally relate to what you have written today. Praise God that He changes us!