Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Guest Post at Day in the Life: Mandi's Vocation as Wife and Mother

If you haven't already seen it, Emily of Day in the Life is running a guest post series entitled "Wives' Vocation".  The purpose is to see the many different ways that women live out their vocation of marriage.  As anyone with a Christian counseling degree knows, it is important to discern one’s vocation and live it out. I am happy to announce that today you can read my take on living out my vocation as wife and mother: 
I always wanted to be a mother. Long after most young girls changed their answer to the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” from mother to lawyer, doctor, botanist or dancer, my answer remained. Growing up, I didn’t think nearly as much about being a wife, although I assumed that I would one day get married and raise the children I so desired with a loving father. It wasn’t until I started dating my husband that I began to think of the role of a wife as distinct from the role of a mother. But now that I am a mother, I realize just how important it is that I put my vocation as wife first...continue reading at Day in the Life

If you are visiting Catholic Newlywed for the first time from Day in the Life, I'm glad you've stopped by!  I write about being a mother to my sweet baby girl, Lucia, a wife to my grad student husband, David, learning to keep house and live on a tight budget, all with a little of my Catholic faith sprinkled in.  I also host two series, On Marrying Young about the joys and struggles of marrying early in life and Baby on a Budget which offers tips and tricks to saving money with a little one.  I'm always looking for guest posters as well, so don't hesitate to contact me if you'd like to write a piece for one of these series (or on another topic you'd think would be a great fit!).

1 comment:

  1. This was a lovely post about our vocation as wives. It is a great reminder that we should put our marriage first. I learned that a long time ago from a couple that I look up to and admire! It can be hard to do, but so worth it! Thanks for sharing!


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