Sometimes I marvel at where I am and where I have been. Mostly I marvel at how so much of it makes a lot more sense from this view on the journey.
Life has a way of teaching us lessons that are not soon forgotten and often the greatest lessons come from the greatest struggle. In the not-so-distant past, my family faced a series of financial obstacles. At the same time, my heart was going through a spiritual battle like none I have ever faced. The two forces brewed together to create a perfect storm in my soul. I found myself weary, depressed and wanting to give up. I not only lost my joy, I also lost hope.
In those hard months, I felt helpless to do anything to help our financial situation. I was homeschooling three young children and often we had just one working vehicle. I want to earn income but I thought my only option was to sell kitchen items or bags. I felt lost and stuck, and very alone.
Thankfully, I was not lost nor alone. Through it all, God showed Himself in amazing details that spoke to my parched heart. Though there was no immediate change in our situation, He showered me with His love and I could physically feel my heart healing. My man held my hand through it all and our marriage is stronger for it. I am grateful!
Over the years since that long summer, God continues to teach me so much about myself and about His love for me. He’s taught me that I am capable of things far greater than I ever imagined and He’s proven Himself to be Faithful and True.
These days, I find myself working from home, side-by-side with my daughters as they work on their homeschool work. I sit with my husband and work from my computer to add to our family’s income. And, when my son is home, I can be with him, too.
Just as much, I find myself coaching other women whose hearts are at home. Over coffee or through email, I am able to help them find ways to be with those they love the most.
It’s often easy to be thankful for the good times of life. Honestly, I’m thankful for the hard lessons as well, just as I am thankful for the opportunity to share the lessons learned.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 “All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.”
If you are looking for ways to work from home, I’d love to help you too! Please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Perhaps together we can find a way or ways for your heart to be home too.