My parents are nothing like they were when they got married. Neither are Tim and I. As we have walked with the Lord, we have been changed. We've matured, become more compassionate, learned to serve others better, realize that its about HIM not us.
Photo from their anniversary dinner last night.
I'm not the same mother I was when I had my first child 27 years ago. I'm very grateful for that! I always wanted to be a mother and I love being one, but I didn't know about grace the way I do now. I am passionate in my mothering. My goal is to disciple my children and to support them in becoming who God intends for them to be!
Taken last night. Out to dinner to celebrate my parents anniversary.
I love seeing growth in my kids, too. To see them thrive in their work and relationships and to know they are on a life long journey as well.
Sometimes the growing process is slow and painful, but if we trust Him, it yields beautiful things in our lives.
I'm thankful for the Lord's love and mercy that does not leave us where we are, but grows us to become more like him.