No big post today. Nope, today I am quietly celebrating two years of coming back Home to Christ. Today was the day I made the conscious decision to live a better life, to be a better Christian, a better mother.
I was living in a lukewarm relationship with Christ, and thanks to a priest named Fr. Randy Moreau (I only knew him a short while, but he made quite the impact!), I realized my hypocrisy. Today was the day I decided lukewarm wasn’t good enough. Today was the day I realized my children needed someone to show them how to live a Christian life, not just tell them. I needed to be their teacher, not preacher.
I often tell The Ninja-Priest-Friend, “this Christian stuff is hard.” And, although I’m saying it in a lighthearted manner, he knows what I mean. I struggle daily. Being a follower of Christ is not easy. It’s not for the weak-hearted or the weak-minded. This world is tough, and temptation is everywhere.
I’ve fallen a hundred times, and I know I’ll fall a hundred more.
But I keep getting up. Sometimes it takes me longer than others to pull myself up. Sometimes I need help. Sometimes I get up bruised and torn.
But I get up.
If you’re struggling today, it’s okay. Just be sure you get up. :)