April 19th, 2018
You Aren’t Just a Mom.
You aren't just a mom.
You're a Catholic mom with a family and a mission!
Here's why that distinction matters:
Maybe you thought married life was a promised land, your vocation, your purpose and God’s will for your life; a blissful state, wherein once married, you'd collapse into the arms of an all-loving, all-sustaining man, carried along in the heaven of procreation and child-bearing...
That once you entered the paradise of marriage and family life, the need for seeking and striving and straining and proving would at last be behind you...
That you could slip gracefully into the rest and reprieve of being a "family."
As you now know, that is a lie. Not completely though. After all, the fruits of family life are the building blocks of society.
The "family is not the problem, it's the culture that has robbed you of your full potential within your family. Hopefully, you still have the flame, even if it’s just a flicker.
Family life demands MORE sacrifice and strength, not less. It demands fitness of both body and soul. It demands all the grace available to you through the sacraments.
Anyone who calls married life an “easy life” has never entered into it.
In fact, when you get married you are laying your life on the line for another, that being your spouse and your children.
When you marry, you don't "settle down." You settle in, for the long haul: it's where you sweat, bleed, teach and scold, love and laugh, trying to become holy in the midst of everyday world-weaving, with your creations in tow.
In short, family life isn't some mountain to be conquered, race to be won; some suspended state; some hall-pass that lets you opt out of the agonies and ecstasies of the motherly life. As a Catholic mom, you are called to the high road. To pick up your cross… and RUN with it!
It's a fitting and beautiful burden; a mantle; a forcing-function of the highest order that draws more vision and power and brilliance and greatness than any unattached life ever could.
Get that fundamental mindset wrong, and married life will feel like a constant catastrophe, the supposed fruits of family life perpetually evading you.
Again: you aren't just a mom. You aren’t some separate, cloistered category of woman. No, your vocation is wife and mother!
So quit the myth of the well-adjusted, happily-sequestered mom.
Drop all pretense of arrival.
You're just getting started.
Heed finally, your own importance within your family. They are counting on you!
Resurrect your long-lost mom strength. Yes, you have it and it probably needs some coaching to bring it back!
So, put a new plan in place to become once again that fit Catholic mom with clarity, action and vigor in her step.
No more excuses.
Today! Right now! It’s time! Because if you don’t, the consequences are dire.
I’m here to help you if you've tried before and fallen, if you are unsure of the path forward, if you are feeling broken and burdened with life, then it’s time for some help.
That’s where I come in to love and serve moms back on their feet, to find their groove and set new routines in motion.
I offer a free coaching chat to those who are serious and committed to making a change, so click the link below and pick a time that works for you and we’ll chat for 30-45 minutes. It’s free and you’ll come away from our time together enriched and with much more clarity for moving forward.
Schedule a call here. http://www.fitcatholicmom.com/talk.html
Coach Rebecca Dussault
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