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When I became a mom, it felt like a knife had sliced across my life, separating it—and me—into “before” and “after”.
The disconnect between the “old me” and the new one was jarring. How I spent my time, the things I cared about and prioritized, where I invested my emotional energy… all of it changed, leaving me dizzy in the process.
Don’t get me wrong—some of the change was beautiful. My heart’s capacity seemed to grow overnight, and I had a new sense of purpose and motivation. At the same time, though, I found myself grasping for pieces of my life that I wasn’t yet ready to part with.
Even seven years into parenting, I often feel like I’m losing touch with myself. To regain my footing, I have to fight to remember my identity in Christ—my spiritual adoption as a child of God, a reality that exists beneath every other layer of my identity.
Click here to read the full piece at Equipping Godly Women, which details four ways we can cling to our identity in Christ as moms: placing unhelpful labels to the side, focusing on purpose, remembering that you’re more than what you “do”, and seeing your motherhood journey as part of a grander narrative.