Temi and I connected through the blogging world – and I’m so happy that we did. Ministering to Moms is one of the divine gifts she has been given, and her written work has certainly ministered to me! Today, Temi talks about the ways she shows love, her advice to other Moms, and more. Temi, thank you for allowing us a glimpse into your life in words.
How many children do you have? 1
How old are your children? About 2 years.
Are you a mom of girls, boys, or both? Boy.
How do you show love to your child?
Being present and attending are two ways I show love to my child.
When my little one seeks my attention, I attend to him and do my best to be present.
I show him that he matters more than my laptop and cellphone. I keep studying my little one to understand what he enjoys.
What is 1 nugget of advice you’d give to other Moms?
Do not give comparison a place in your mothering.
Learn what you can from others, but strive only to be the best mother for each of your children.
Each child is unique and so are you.
What are the lessons God has taught you / is teaching you as a Mother?
The lessons are innumerable, and I write about them on my blog.
Motherhood has been a very spiritual experience for me. I would say that God is using motherhood to help me grow in faith and understand his love. I am learning to depend on God like my child depends on me.
More importantly, God is teaching me to be child-like at heart.
What does your family devotion time look like?
It happens in bed. We have the little reading his picture Bible while my spouse and I read the Bible.
We pray Ephesians 1:17-19 and some other verses most days. Sometimes it’s a short devotion time, sometimes it’s long and I enjoy it.
Follow Temi on her blog: https://christianmommas.com/
I am all the more grateful for the women (like Temi) who have chosen to join me on this journey of transparency and support – ESPECIALLY in addition to the life adjustments and loads we are all experiencing in the midst of COVID-19! I can’t thank you enough.
Connection and support are vital to our growth and survival as humans and as Women. I have met many Mothers (myself included at one point) who are going through the trenches and carrying loads solo. This has often led to depression, loneliness, isolation, and such guilt and shame in “not measuring up”.
My prayer is that the women who lay eyes on “Our Life in Words”, will be encouraged, enlightened, and all the more hopeful.
For the Moms,
This series is for the Moms! In honor of Mothers, this May will be chock-full of real stories of Motherhood from Moms of all ages, in all stages. Join me as I feature different Moms (on a weekly basis) who will so graciously be sharing their life in words.
If you missed the previous feature, catch it here! Stay tuned for more stories of triumph, valleys, faith.