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Hey, I'm Meagan, and I'm a wife, mama to two little girls, and we live in Duluth, Minnesota in a split level house we've been renovating for the last six months. I've been to 48 states (yup, just Alaska and Hawaii left) and I absolutely adore traveling. Some of my favorite things to do are take naps, sit at the beach with a good book (or anywhere with a good book), and sit at a coffee shop by myself. I really love to see people learn to embrace Jesus love for them and their true identities in Him, and am so grateful for this little account that gives me an opportunity to do this in each of your lives that you've welcomed me in to. Here are a few more things about me: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1. Some of my favorite states are Utah, Oregon, and California (the landscape is so diverse, not for the traffic).
2. I really love cactuses (see above picture)
3. I had insomnia caused by depression during both pregnancies and couldn't sleep at night with my husband (or much in general, really) so I had to sleep in our spare bedroom for months. I was pretty embarrassed about it.
4. I sleep with a fan on and my favorite sleeping temperature is like 62 degrees.
5. My least favorite thing in my life right now is whining.
What's something random about you?
Losing your identity to motherhood is something I think nearly every mother walks through for a least a short time during parenthood. It feels like it’s an all-consuming thing that you couldn’t escape if you wanted to. Not that I want to escape my children (just sometimes). So what does it look like to find your identity in motherhood? It’s hard to find the line for this one, because we have to invest so much of ourselves into our kids. A few signs we’ve started to place our identity in our kids are: You need them to succeed so you feel good about yourself. E.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g you do is for them. Your kids are the number one thing in your life, above yourself, your husband, other family members, and your relationship with God. You feel guilty doing anything apart from them. You don’t feel like you have a purpose apart from your kids. You don’t even remember what you like to do anymore, because everything you do revolves around your kids and what they like to do.
These are just a few ways to tell, but they can show how we’ve made our kids our gods, and therefore the place we find our identities. When your identity comes from your kids, you will never feel satisfied because they weren’t created to be your god. God created us to be dependent on Him only. He created our kids for us to enjoy, not to find our identity in. Anything and anyone but Jesus himself will leave us empty.
Please don’t think I’m saying this from a place that is far across this bridge. I’m still right on this bridge with you, and it’s probably the one I most struggle with right now. But I want to encourage you that if you feel like you’re going through this, know that it’s so common, but not where we’re supposed to find our identities. Learning how to put our identities correctly in God is something we’ll continually learn, but we can start by putting our priorities in the right order: our relationship with God (including restful time with Him), husbands, then our kids.