THIS POST IS DEDICATED TO MY SWEET HUSBAND, CHANCE WILLIAMS. WHO ALWAYS DOES WHAT HE NEEDS TO FOR OUR FAMILY. I LVOE YOU SO MUCH AND AM SO THANKFUL FOR YOU AND THE HARD WORK YOU PUT IN EVERY DAY AND EVERY TRIP.
It’s been a while since I actually wrote a full blog post and not just a mini post on my Instagram. As the month draws to an end which means the new year is right around the corner, I felt that this was appropriate.
I know I have written on change, sacrifice, patience, faith and the list can go on. This article is no different.
Recently my husband has been able to be blessed with more out of town jobs which means more hours, more pay and eventually it will bring us that much closer to reaching our goals. With that being said, it also means that he will miss Halloween for the first time since we have been married. We were married in 2015, had Alijah in 2016 and then Aiden in 2017. So yes, I am pretty bummed that he won’t be here to walk with me and take the boys house to house as we have in the past. I am not writing this, so you can feel bad for me or tell me my husband should find a different job where he can be home more. Because to be honest I don’t feel either of those at all.
I am simply writing this because I want to remind you, that EVERY family is DIFFERENT! Every home is structured to fit those who live in it. Every choice made is decided by what is best for that family in that season of their lives. Who are we to judge what we cannot see? Who are we to tell someone else how to live or what their lives should look like? Who are we to judge another family just because they aren’t doing what you or I would?
In this world of constant judgement, endless hours of comparing and simply feeling like we aren’t enough, it’s time to put your pride away and come along the family who is different. Be there for the mom who might let her kids have dessert before dinner. Send a text to the mom who looks like she has it all put together. Invite the kid who was mean to yours at school over for dinner. My point is, you have NO idea what goes on behind closed doors. You have NO idea what that mom might be dealing with on the inside and how badly she just longs for another mom to simply listen to her.
In this life we are so quick to say no to something that causes us to sacrifice, forgetting the fact that God gave the ULTIMATE sacrifice and sacrificed His ONLY son simply because He LOVED us. My husband and I choose to sacrifice being able to spend every single day together because we believe that is what is best for our family right now. We sacrifice because we love our children and want to do what is best for them. Even if it might not show right this moment, it is the end game that we are looking at.
So today, I encourage and challenge you to reach out to the family, mom, cousin, sibling or whoever it may be and just BE THERE for them. Think about one time where you may have felt alone or just wished you had another human being on your side. Be the person you needed when you had no one.
“He will do with you what He never did before His call came to you, and He will do with you what He is not doing with other people.” – Oswald Chambers
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