Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A Daughters Observations AND Mommy learns a lesson


Today is day three of our journey in feminine dress.  So many wonderful things have surfaced and some convictions also.  First I would like to share some quotes from my eldest:

~ I always liked pants better because I thought it would be hard to wear skirts and still have fun but its really not hard at all.  I don't even remember that I am wearing them.~

~Mommy, wearing these clothes I think makes me want to do more girl things like help you cook and pretend to be a mommy.~

~ Twirling and dancing is much more fun feeling with a dress swishing around my legs.~


Only three days in and I already see the "blessings" that God has brought to our family!

And now for the raw lesson Mommy learned:

A comment was left on my last post by Richele ... "My husband is rare in that he prefers me in short hair. I actually cut it to honor him though I try to make it as feminine as possible."  I wanted to mention this because this is truly the heart of a wife... our bodies are not our own.

This sparked conviction in my heart.  When I first met my husband I was fourteen years old and really no different than any of the other teenage girls.  The friendship that I formed with him began to change me.  I grew my hair out, began to wear more feminine clothing and started observing other women who were serving their husbands.  

Somewhere along the way after we married I "forgot" what being a lady and more importantly a wife was... perhaps it was that hard year in our marriage that I started doing my own thing and focusing on "me."  In my situation I cut my hair (which was what I wanted) I wore those name brand jeans and baby tee's that "I" wanted.  I honestly stopped caring what my husband thought or wanted.  Oh what had I become?

It has not been until recently that I realized something in my life needed to change, I began searching and prayerfully making changes in my life and my marriage.  Last night was the first time that I really acknowledged to my husband and myself how off track I was and I asked for forgiveness.  My husband shared his own thoughts regarding my change of heart.  I want to be the woman God has created me to be- Trinity Daddy's Woman! (1 Corinthians 11:9)

I want to wear my hair, my clothes, etc the way that he likes.  God created me to be his wife... my body is his! (1Corinthians 7:4)  The difficulty comes when I don't surround myself with the friends that I should who would sharpen me as in Proverbs 27:17 and encourage.  These type of friends seem to be few and I begin to find myself being pulled back to the "me" focused person that my carnal nature is.  

This brings me to the how.. how am I to keep from digressing?  How am I to be the woman that God has called me to be?  How am I to be the wife that God has called me to be?

Pray, Pray, Pray (1 Thess 5:17) 
and surround myself with those special friends to encourage, sharpen and inspire!

11 comments:

  1. Hope the baked oatmeal turns out okay.

    We are a family who loves books and home educating. I just recently had to go through and pass on some books because I was running out of shelf space.

    I have enjoyed reading your blog. I am curious to follow your Homeschool Experiment.
    I also have a five year old who literally bounces from one thing to the next.

    Thanks for stopping by

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  2. What a sweet post and a lesson that all wives need to be reminded of! It doesn't matter if your hubbie prefers short hair, long hair, dressier or casual clothing, or long hippie skirts, make-up or none- what matters is that you try to please him and God in your daily living and dressing!!! Good post- love your daughter's comments!

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  3. Wow. Thanks so much. It is fun to read your take on femininity.

    -Maria

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  5. This is a great post...love it! God is working with me in these areas as well so thanks for the reminders. I have found myself wanting to wear dresses more & be more feminine over the last year. I love that there has been a call back to femininity.

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  6. TrinityMommy, This is a beautiful post... I loved seeing how the Lord is working in your life!

    Blessings,
    Carrie

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