I’ve become a lazy blogger. One of the downsides (and it may be the ONLY downside, actually) of writing a book is that I’m neglectful of this blog, which I really enjoy. I have stacks of things I want to write about here, but need to spend most quiet moments trying to meet the March 31 deadline that looms LARGE, Marge.
So today I’m just going to plunk out a quote that I thought I’d use in the book, but didn’t. Or, I should say, haven’t yet. It’s from my friend Jonalyn Grace Fincher’s TERRIFIC book, Ruby Slippers: How the Soul of a Woman Brings Her Home. If you haven’t read it yet, do it. (You can click on it on the widget on my page, and it’ll take you right to Amazon.)
Here’s the quote: “Often the roles we play are like pinching shoes. …To fit into some role, we squeeze ourselves, contort ourselves, even cut off parts of ourselves. … It hurts to wear shoes that are not for us. It hurts to keep shaving off parts of our souls. Can we just admit it once and for all?”
Isn’t that great? So what do you think? Are we moms who feel contorted or chopped down so we can fit into a ready-made mom mold finally able to admit this and say it hurts? Are we ready to say this isn’t who God made us to be—and that it’s not how it has to be? Are we ready to start living as the women God made us to be–as mothers and beyond?