Oh, Friend- I am so happy that you found your way here! My name is Sara Bittner and I am a mom who is just trying to do my best by my children. I want to look back on these years with my little ones and know that I did everything I could to not only care for their every day needs, but to always point their feet towards God. I am in no way perfect at this. I fail every day, but I’m learning it’s what we do in and with the failures that counts.
God has taught me so much already in my fresh life as Mom. And I believe he has so much more to reveal to me. God is never done working on us; he never stops because we reach a point in which we’re “good enough,” and I am so thankful for that. I’m so thankful he takes me by the hand and keeps on leading me- building me as a person in every aspect of my life.
Romans 5:2-5: “Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory. We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.”
I’d be lying if I said that becoming a mother hasn’t been a challenge and a trial for me- it has. But these verses in Romans give me hope that it is not all in vain! God is doing so much in me and in my family during these physically, mentally and emotionally demanding years of having small children. He has good and beautiful plans for us- for me, for my husband and for my children. I am learning to rest in that. In the fact that no matter how imperfect I am God is the one who is actually in charge.
This blog journals my muddled adventure of being refined by God- every day, sometimes every hour- laying down my own selfishness and refocusing my heart and my goals on Him and what he is doing in my life, all while mothering two spirited little boys.