God Doesn’t Call the Equipped, He Equips the Called

I am so excited to be embarking on this new journey with my sisters! This blog will be a collective of our thoughts, prayers, and reflections about our journeys through motherhood. We are sisters through marriage, but our friendship pre-dates any of our marriages and I can’t express adequately how much I love and admire these two women! So let’s get this thing started!

A little about me… I’m Kimberly. I’ve been married for 13 years and I’m blessed to be Mama to 5 of my favorite people on the planet! I’ve always known that I was meant to be a mother, but it truly shocked me when I realized that marriage and babies don’t automatically kick-start that magical domestic thing that successful moms seem to have mastered! I have the nurturing part… I was born with that! I always loved taking care of babies and children. But I am disorganized and naturally kind of messy. I didn’t like to cook and I just did not understand how in the heck I was ever going to be a good -or even adequate- homemaker. But as I was told waaayyyy back when I was involved in youth ministry… “God doesn’t call the equipped. He equips the called.” My oldest is 12 and there are still days when I wonder what the Lord was thinking when He made me responsible for 5 little humans (and let’s be real, a husband too!). But God’s grace is so HUGE that where I lack, I know He is filling in those gaps.

Motherhood is finding the balance between Martha and Mary DAILY. Reading stories and nurturing children balanced with cooking and vacuuming. Spending peaceful quiet alone time in prayer or crying out to God while I’m elbow-deep in dishwater and haven’t started dinner yet. Some days I feel like I am crushing it, and there are some days it feels like it’s crushing me. But I know that in every moment -the good, the bad, and the ugly- I’m living out the vocation that I’ve been called to live. Days filled with cleaning, diapers, feeding, teaching, holding, and the list inevitably goes on… I continue trying to live out my life keeping in mind this quote from one of my most beloved saints, Mother Teresa: “Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.”