Here’s a great post from one of my favorite authors, Ann Voskamp:
Ann’s post clarifies my tangled thoughts today as I leave behind a season of leadership at Hope Chapel Academy. My time in this particular job and ministry is over. My season of day-to-day mothering is over. Something new is about to be birthed. We have yet to see where Tools for the Home Educator will go — how God will choose to work through it.
But as I look back upon the seasons my life — Child, Married Lady, Career Woman, Stay-at-home Mom, Homeschool Leader — I so agree with Ann’s point:
“You can have it all” — isn’t the whole truth.
No matter where you — it’s never all easy. A crop is made by all the seasons and the only way to have it all — is not at the same time… but letting one season bring its yield into the next.
This is how to have no fear —
each season makes a full year.
So, if like me, you stand at the crossroads of change, let us take comfort from Ann’s conclusion:
There are a thousand ways to be stretched thin and it’s the stretchmarks that a woman wears that can be her thin places, giving her more of God.
The only way to have it all… is to have Jesus.
And then like Him — to give it all away – one quiet wave of grace after another.