6:00 Wake up and prepare breakfast, lunch, merienda for Hubby
7:00 Back to sleep
9:00 Quiet time then life starts
By life starts, I mean browse on Facebook, check out new recipes, write on my blog, read a book or meet friends. Sometimes I have raket sometimes I don’t, so insert that in between.
Fast forward to when I became a mom…
2:05 Wake up to breastfeed
3:45 Wake up to breastfeed
5:00 Wake up to breastfeed
6:25 Wake up to breastfeed
Repeat all throughout the day.
To say that my life changed when I became a mom is an UNDERSTATEMENT. My life has never been the same. I had never slept the same way I had before. I had never had the same freedom I had. It was just uhm… hard in the truest sense of the word! But because of this transition too, I learned to depend on God more than I ever had before. I learned to truly live “only by God’s grace”.
Even at a point of exhaustion and constant battle with sleep deprivation, my heart still longs for a business that I know will help me divert my attention from motherhood stress.
There were 2 things I learned thru my journey as a BusinessMom:
God sustains. I don’t know how I do what I do. Household chores, taking care of my toddler while I am pregnant and running a business without a helper! Sometimes I just cry in frustration but at the end of the day, I know God sustains and tomorrow will be another day!
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever Psalm 73:26
God cares. When you become a mom, sometimes it feels like there is nothing else you can do but that – be a mom! But I realized that God still cares about our desires. Last year, I started a new venture, The Fulfilled Women, where I help women find and pursue their calling. And by God’s grace, I am also launching an ecourse on April 28: The Roadmap to a Fulfilled Life I know these won’t come into existence without God. He cares about my passion and he does care about yours too.
My life as a BusinessMom for the past 2 years has many ups and downs. There are times I just wanted to give up – either my business or motherhood. But again and again, God reminds me that He is bigger than anything I go through!
My challenge for you is to pray that God will also reveal to you his will regarding your career or business and just fully trust God in the process.
Viviene Bigornia is a wife and a mom of 2. She blogs over at One Happy Momma and The Fulfilled Women. She is on a mission in helping women find and pursue God’s calling in their lives so they can have a more fulfilled and meaningful life.