Welcome to thisgratefulmama.com. I am Elaine. This blog is a place to explore what it means to this stay at home mom and wife to find joy and be grateful now. With what I already have. To rejoice in how wonderfully made my children are, and how life can be completely unexpected and predictable at the same time. For more, read this post.
I was blessed to be able to leave my job in June of 2013 to become a stay at home mom after our second child was born. The transition has caused me to reevaluate and redefine my goals, and search for my value and place. This has been a rewarding, challenging, and beautifully messy time. I thank the Lord daily that He has not given up on me yet because I certainly struggle. My expectations were unrealistic at best, and I’ve had to adjust not only what I expect, but what I desire each day. Being grateful for what I have and where I am now is not natural to me. I have to practice. I have to try, to set goals for what I want to accomplish as a mom, wife, woman, and follower of Jesus Christ.
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