Can you believe that May 2022 is already wrapping up? We've spent our weekends dashing from graduation party to graduation part. Just yesterday, my oldest graduated from preschool. May is always wild and ends with a bang- the beginning of sweet summertime.
Since we've zeroed in on building up Mama's in May, I wanted to end with an excerpt from the devotional book that I wrote and published in the dead middle of the wild, fun, turbulent waters of my own motherhood experience, "Matrimony, Motherhood and Me."
I'll tell you one thing, it's easier to write on something you've already been through because it's reflective. When you reread it, it doesn't cut at you because you've already healed. It doesn't push you in the right direction because you're already there.
I wrote this devotional from the dead middle of mothering littles, a season I'm still currently in. This entry in particular seems to elbow me right between the ribs because fighting for space is a battle we're still in as a family. Maybe you are too.
So, let's talk about space. Because, as mothers, it's sacred...
So much is vying for our space- kids, spouses, friends, work, and play. Let’s not even talk about all the stuff in our home, on our bodies, and around our environment.
I’ve heard over and over, “Who you are surrounded by is who you’ll become.” I’d venture to say that it’s also true that what we’re surrounded by is what we become.
I’ve started to declutter our house, say no to anything that can’t go on our schedule, and simplify our stuff so cleaning is easier.
We’re desperate for some margin. We need room. We should be fighting for space in our homes for more people to join us at the table, closets so that we can see that what we have is enough, hearts so that God can move, and lives so that we see the fun stuff our kids want to do not as an interruption but an opportunity.
Creating sacred space is the practice of enough. Right here is enough. What I have is enough. What we’re doing is enough. There’s room enough to grow.
Download this Freebie date talking point card and start a conversation with your spouse! Do you feel like your family has margin? What does it look like for you to start creating sacred space in your home and lives? Write a few ideas down.
This is an excerpt from "Matrimony, Motherhood and Me." You can grab a copy HERE.
This blog was written by Kaley Rivera Thompson. She is the owner of this blog, an author, worship leader and speaker. She's always down for a cup of coffee or a good hike. You can find out more about her on this website www.kriverathompson.com or on her instagram, @kriverathompson.
Kaley Rivera Thompson is an author, copywriter, public speaker, and musician. She serves as the Director of Communications and Donor Relations for the student sports-centric nonprofit she and her husband, Gage, run called Twelve. When she's not championing other women, cheering on the rising generation, writing or playing her guitar, Kaley loves to sip strong coffee, go on hikes, or take a day trip to the mountains with her family. She takes the most pride in being a mom to two little girls, Lina and Lili. You can follow her on instagram at @kriverathompson or find out more on her website at kriverathompson.com.