In my twenties, I was a career woman who was an academic and a researcher at heart. I graduated from Colby College with Bachelor’s degree in Economics and in International Studies. I would later get my Master’s in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. I had a well paying government position doing what I loved and traveling all over the world. And at that point I thought that that is what I would be doing for the rest of my life.
Then I had my first daughter and everything changed. All of a sudden my career did not seem so important. I left my cushy government job and became a Realtor. It was a perfect job for me for a period of time and it gave me the flexibility I needed at the time to be home with my daughter and still bring home some income.
When my second child came along, I decided to leave real estate altogether. One child is one thing, but two was a whole different story. I found it difficult to be there for both of my kids and still be there for my clients. As I prayed and asked God what to do, I was strongly convicted to just be a stay-at-home-mom.
In my twenties, I was a career woman. In my thirties, I was mostly just a wife and mom. Admittedly, the struggle between the career woman and the mom, has led me to dig deep and explore what it means to be a woman, specifically a woman made in God’s image. And my own desire to have my daughters grow up to have fruitful lives as women has helped fuel my search to understand exactly what God had in mind when he made women.
In this blog you will find the results of my research on what the Bible says about women. You will also find stories of my own struggles and damaged childhood and how God helped me work through those issues. At other times, you will see my struggles as a mother and the ways that I am helping my daughters grow up to be godly women. And there will also be a few light-hearted blogs on easy recipes, nutrition, and green living. The overall theme, I hope, is to live fruitfully in a fallen world embracing our femininity as defined by God and not the world around us.
I hope and pray that my biblical research, my struggles, my suffering, and my God-given victories will help other women define what it means to live a fruitful life as a woman. I hope and pray to edify, inspire, and encourage women to follow their true calling. A calling not defined by traditional Christianity nor by modern day feminism. I want them, as I want my daughters, to find the calling that God made specifically for them.