I smiled, well sort of, reading the model/designer, Caprice's happy new of 2 children on the way after a wait. Congratulations, for children are life's greatest gift from God between a man and a woman and children going into any family unit.
But, I see that Caprice hs fallen into the trap of thinking that 'I' can have it 'all.' The point of children is that we give them our all and devote our lives to nurturing them and preparing them for independent life. Caprice says she can't see herself stopping work after her precious babies arrive because she wants to design maternity swimwear. Yes, good business accumen spotting a gap in the market, but I don't think designing could give you the same sense of love and achievement as giving you to your child. We have managed thus far without a wide variety of swimwear but children need attention and for life not all to be about mum. I can understand non contact time with children for going out to work for necessity or to keep a sense of self outwith the family home but this culture of having it all hasn't proven very beneficial because many just burn out and are left with very little at all.
Lord, I pray with sympathy for those who have fallen into a stressful lifestyle believing is is right to strive and stress to have it all. That this ideal is just a fashion,but children never go out of date nor the simple pleasures in life. Money just is not worth exhausting yourself for nor is living your life to be like others. Help us all realise what we need and aim for this in realistic ways so that we are happier, healthier and less stressed out. We have toThank You. Amen.
The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed. He redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion