But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not be boastful and false to the truth. Such wisdom does not come down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, devilish. For where there is envy and selfish ambition, there will also be disorder and wickedness of every kind.
I am jealous of my friends who are stay at home moms.
There. I said it, and it’s true.
I’ve come a long way in my years as a mother, and I still have a lot to learn. I have the best of both worlds, working part time, but I still feel like I’m missing something. I don’t want to look back years from now, and think, “Gosh, I really should have been home more.”
I used to think that I was ‘wasting my education’ if I stayed home. Hardly.
2 years of college, and many years of work pale in comparison to raising my children.
I’m trying to be counter-cultural, and avoid the never ending quest for material things, but when it comes right down to it, it’s expensive to have a family. I’m doing my best to serve my family as a wife and mother, and work on using our resources wisely.
After discussing my jealous streak with Angie, boss of the Ballard Boys, I came to the conclusion that I should ditch the wasted emotion of envy, and concentrate on learning from my friends instead. I need to optimize my time with my family, and be appreciative, instead of lamenting my lot in life.
This Sunday, we celebrate the feast day of Saints Anne and Joachim, the parents of Mary. Little is written about them in Sacred Scripture, so the stories we know of them are legends or traditions handed down.
We are told that Anne and Joachim were probably elderly when Mary was born, and rejoicing in the blessing of finally having a child, they dedicated Mary to the service of the Temple when she was three.
As grandparents of Jesus, they are known as the the patron saints for Christian families. For myself, I know they hold a special place in my heart for being an example of patience and piety, and for raising Our Blessed Mother.
Jump right in and share your favorite saints and scripture with us today. Stay at home moms, I’m waiting to hear some tips from you as well. Have a wonderful week!