Emily Freeman is a mom like us. We asked her to hang out here today so we could get to know her. We are excited she said YES! She is awesome like that…
1. How many people call you mom?
Three people call me mom – twin girls (9) and a son (7)
2. Describe life as mom in one word.
3. What do you wish someone had told you about mothering in the beginning?
There isn’t just one right way to be a mom.
4. How have you changed over the years through mothering?
Mothering seems to have this maddeningly magical way of turning me from an organized, respectable, human into a chaotic, forgetful one. There is nothing like having two babies at once to smoke the crazy right up to the surface.
But I also think with the crazy mess comes compassion and mercy and hope that wasn’t fully realized until I had children.
I feel as if I’m becoming more fully myself.
5. How do you prepare your heart for the next stage of mothering, whatever that may be?
I have no idea how to prepare my heart for the next thing. I just have to trust Jesus has already been where I’m going.
6. What Timeless Truth do you cling to?
The spirit of Jesus Christ goes with me wherever I go.
7. What do you find yourself praying over and over for your girls?
These days, I pray first, that they would learn to trust God in ways that make sense for them in their life stage right now. I also pray for loyal friends. I see them starting to look outside our little family unit into the eyes of other girls to learn more of themselves. This terrifies me. And so I pray the Lord would develop a few friendships – not just with other girls at school but with between the two of them – sisters!
8. What resource do you suggest for raising girls?
Emily Freeman is a writer, a listener, and a window-starer-outer. She writes at Chatting at the Sky and takes great delight in creating a place for a woman’s soul to breathe. She is a regular contributor for (in)courage, DaySpring’s online home for women, and the author of three books. Emily and her husband have three young children and live in North Carolina with their crazy dog, Finn