As a homeschool graduate and a staunch Christ follower, I have be raised to be a stay-at-home wife and mother. From the very beginning, I learned thing to do things now that will improve my future life. I learned to cook so I can one day cook for my family, I learned to sew so I can make clothes for my kids, I took Advanced Mathematics so that I can teach my own children up through highschool (and beyond, if needed), I even run the house and "babysit" my siblings for weeks on end to afford me practice for what my future may hold.
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However, I would venture to say this mindset of preparing for a currently-nonexistent future, has severely damaged my outlook on life.
My eighteenth birthday came and went, but there isn't a reasonable marriage prospect in sight. (In reality, it takes the guys longer to "get ready" for marriage than it does the women, but that doesn't change the fact that my life is currently prospect-less.) Pretty much, I've just been waiting... waiting for my knight in shining armor, waiting for my life to start, waiting for a chance to use all these skills I've learned. But should I be waiting? And more importantly, should I be rushing toward my future?
|... and cliff jumping!|
To all the single girls out there, you are precious for who you are and what you do on a daily basis - not because of the wife and mother you will one day be, not because in a year you will be a published author, not because you have graduated with honors and plan to achieve great success in your homeschooling... you are an integral part of God's plan right now. You are the key piece to your neighborhood, school, choir, and family. You don't need a man to make you worthy of life, you don't need a family to make you important in God's grand plan, you don't need children in order to be a success in your Christian community.
I strive to embrace my life, one day, one hour, one minute, one second at a time. I encourage you to do the same, because if you don't... it will pass before you know it.