Hi there. I’m Makeda, also known as Mrs. Mom. Welcome to my website and blog. This a place where I share my thoughts. A place where I hope to inspire and encourage, but more on that in a bit.
Let me tell you a few things about me. As of 2017, I am a thirty-something year old Christian woman. I hold fundamental biblical principles dear to my heart. Not only are they dear to my heart, but they govern the way that I live, act, and love. I am a stay at home mom, author, speaker, coach, entrepreneur and founder of Being Mrs. Mom. I am the author of “Being Mrs. Mom: A Christian Woman Living in the 21st Century.” and Being Mrs. Mom the Not So Average Superwoman: Find Your Strength in God, Drop the Cape, and Put on the Armor of God. I am the proud owner of a web design, development, virtual assistant, and digital solutions company called Red Word Host. Along my journey of mothering, I have picked up a few hobbies and certifications. Of those are my love of all things creative and planning. I have a Bachelor’s degree in English and I thoroughly enjoy reading. I’ve also had graduate training as a Life Coach, from Liberty University, Human Services Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, and Adult and Higher Education
I was given the honor of having the torch passed to me for the online ministry of Prayerful Bloggers.
I am married to a great guy. He was my high school sweetheart and we have been married for over 15 years. We have four wonderful, fun-loving, adventurous children. We have a toddler, a teenager, and two elementary aged children in between. We’ve been blessed with two boys and two girls, something I used to hope for. Our lives are full of fun and adventure. Needless to say, my kids keep me busy.
“Being the mom of three is an adventure and a wild ride, but I wouldn’t trade it in for anything in this world…”
That was the statement on my blog when it was, “Being the mom of three.” However, while on my blogging journey, we found out that we were expecting our fourth child and I had to change my blog name. I sat down and thought about the purpose of my blogging and I realized that it had changed.
What had started out as a way to connect with other mothers and express myself, through my love of writing, had become something different. There was now a tug on my heart, a call from the heart of God, and an invitation to my reader.
I sat down and thought about where my journey with the Lord had taken me, up to that moment, and I wondered what the Lord desired of me. As I prayed, I thought of something that happened to me that I want to share with you now.
I had spent a lot of years trying really hard at life. I worked hard in all that I did and I really wanted to be pleasing to others and to God. I had been serving in the youth ministry and on the worship team, when one of my leaders came to me and said, “Makeda, you have to stop trying so hard, and just BE.” “Just BE!” I thought. How could she tell me that?! She was supposed to be leading me to do all that I could and to please the Lord, right?! Yet, I had been trying so hard that it frustrated me to hear her give those words of advice. If I am to be completely honest, those words angered me. I felt like she was telling me to quit and give up. “Stop trying” was all that I heard. I had not stopped trying long enough to understand what she really meant.
If you have been in relationship with the Lord for any amount of time in your life, then you know that He will always makes sure that a lesson that He wants you to learn is not just spoken, but taught through experience. This is exactly what happened with me. Over the next few years, my trying became extremely frustrating. I could not understand why I was dealing with the amount of rejection that I was dealing with. I knew that the Lord had accepted me, but nothing else was happening, personally, the way that I wanted it to happen. That’s when I had to seek the Lord about my dilemma. He showed me that I needed to stop trying, and just be. As frustrated as I was, I knew that if the Lord was reminding me in my spirit, through the Holy Spirit, this was what I needed to do. Hence, I started to just be myself. With all that I had, I began to lose focus on who and what everyone else wanted me to be and I honed in on who God created and called me to be. There was that word again. BE
I realized that this was going to be a life long journey and I would never be able to stop being myself because this is who I am created to, well, be. I began to realize that it was in my being that God would reveal Himself to me and to others. When I tried to minister and help people, I failed. However, when I just simply was who I am, the ministering happened, without me even knowing it. Years later, people would tell me that by being myself, I helped them become who God had called them to be.
This blessed my heart in a way that they could not imagine.
Reflecting on this, birthed the name of my website/blog/brand and my personal title…Being Mrs. Mom. I was born as a girl to become a woman. I lived as a woman and became a wife. As I lived as a wife, I became a mother. God graced me and blessed me with these precious callings that no other living being could give me. He called me into these blessed positions and this is who I will forever be.
Today, I realize that as I, a Woman of Faith, live in the 21st century, have been encouraged, it is imperative that I build you up. Yes you! I have been called to tell you, through by writings, speaking, and coaching that you are enough. You, as a woman, with all of you imperfections, that I have as well, are enough. I have been called to tell you as a wife that you can love your husband and you do not have to compete with the rest of the world for his heart. You can love him without fear because God is in your marriage with you. I have been called to tell you, as a mother that as you serve the Lord, your children will be safe and that you can still choose to bring them up right, so that they may be men and women of godly character.
This is the tug on my heart. To write, speak, coach, and to proclaim the truth, but to do so in decency and order; never exposing the sins and vulnerabilities of my family, in order to bring about popularity or a sense of false transparency. Instead, to share with you those aspects of life that God has called me to share, from my perspective. I want to teach you what I have learned. But, what are the lessons that I have learned? How could the hurt and pain that I have experienced become a guided path of wisdom to you? Is there anything from my life that could bless you? How could I, being a Mrs. Mom, help you to be you?
I challenge you today to connect. Not because I want more followers. Not because it’s great to get connected. No! I want you to connect today because there is a great big world out there and I believe that you did not stumble across my website by chance. I believe that you were led here because there is something that God has for you…a nugget of treasure, waiting for you to find it. Connect because there is something within this tiny space online that you need. Do it because you want to hear what God has for me to give you.
Do you feel the tug? If you do, then go ahead and start here.
After you have read that post, take a moment, whether now or later to read a few other posts that, I believe you will find very encouraging.
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I look forward to hearing from you.
Your prayerful sister,
Makeda, aka Mrs. Mom