by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife – Living a Mundane Life
Editor’s note: Ironically while Lori is telling everyone here that she had kids and stayed home to raise them she neglects to mention that she said in her book ‘The Power of the Transformed Wife’ that she was working. She worked as an elementary school teacher, even after having her first baby. She purposely sabotaged her birth control so she could have another baby since her husband said she could only be a stay at home mother if she had another baby. He wanted her to work and not have another child immediately. She ignored that, yet now pretends this was all God’s oh so wonderful plan for her.
It is ‘God’s Will’ if you take action to change the circumstances without God’s help?
Also, how disturbing is it to here average life described as ‘mundane’? I hate to hear that anyone thinks their life is boring or mundane. Much of life is routine or rote, even for the famous, but that attitude is horrible! Don’t be like Lori and you’ll be much happier.
I grew up in a relatively stable home with a mother and father. I went to church and public schools my entire childhood and then a Christian college. I received my teaching credential, taught a few years, then the Lord indeed blessed me with a husband. We had four children, while I stayed home full time to raise them. Yes, my life was mundane.
This is all I ever wanted to do – be a wife and mother. I didn’t care about a college education or a career. I never wanted to write a book or even considered being a writer since I didn’t like English or writing. I poured my life into my family for the many years my children were home as best as I could despite being ill most of their growing up years. I loved it, however, for I was right where I was supposed to be.
The New York Times had an article titled You’ll Never Be Famous – and That’s Okay. “The most meaningful lives, I’ve learned, are not often the extraordinary ones, but the ones lived with dignity.” The article tells of a woman who had high dreams and ambitions but becomes only a wife and a mother and learns to “embrace her life as it is and contributes to all those around her…”
All of our lives were considered mundane in our feminist culture but they were exactly what God has called women to do. None of us would have chosen to do anything else. We loved being the ones home to raise our children and were blessed. You may feel that you live a mundane life, women, but it is a good life and God’s perfect plan for you!
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