Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Mama Jericho

Ok, so I feel like I need to explain the name of this blog. I had an amazing opportunity to go to Kenya, Africa 12 years ago. Lessons and stories from that will come at a later time :) But there I learned that mothers get a new name when they become mothers! They take on the oldest child's name and add it to "mama." If I lived in Africa I would be known as Mama Jericho. But here, I want to be known being mommy to both of my kids, Jericho Christian, and Karis Faith. So there it is, the birth of my blog's name, "Mommy Christian Faith."

Desiring a life of impact

I've felt strongly for a long time, and even more so in the last 10 months to be exact, that I wanted to have a life of impact. I officially became a full-time stay at home mom 10 months ago. Now those in the same boat get what I'm talking about. Unfortunately, I bought into the lie that in order to have a meaningful life I had to have a job. I resigned from a job that I loved. I felt that this job utilized all of my strengths, passions, and giftings and I decided that all of that time and energy spent on my job, would now be spent on my two babies, husband, and home. Little did I know what that meant!

So here is my attempt to make an impact on this world. I know that there are too many women out there going through this with me. Twelve to be exact. Twelve women I know have either lost their mom to cancer or are going through cancer with their mom right now. My husband told me when my mom was first diagnosed with cancer, you don't know what it feels like until it happens to you. I hope that what I have gone through and continue to go through can give you hope and peace that only God can give. I have been feeling really led to start a blog about my own journey with my mom having cancer. Going through this with my mom has been the hardest thing that I have gone through, and continue to go through, but I truly believe that through our stories, people can have hope, healing can begin, and God can speak and shine His light through us, and ultimately lead people to Him. I pray that in some way my journey can bring hope and healing to those going through it too.