My Dearest Philosopher,
The idea of writing letters to each other is exciting, exhilarating almost…it reminds me of our courting days. So much is happening in our lives right now that I find it refreshing to just sit back and reflect on it all. I find it fair only to start from the beginning.
In a few days, we will be moving. Leaving the home we began in and have lived in for almost two years. So much has changed, yet so much remains the same. Our love story is epic! I remember our first glance, our first date, the day you told me you loved me, our engagement, the day we said “I Do”, and the birth of our beautiful baby! Life really can be full of light, love, and beauty. Despite all of these wonderful memories, it sometimes feels like a blur. Since our wedding, we have kept moving forgetting sometimes to just breathe and enjoy that afternoon prosecco. There is so much more to life than working 80 hour weeks! With Christ as our center, I have always known that we can get through anything. Not sure how couples survive without Him. It brings me great peace knowing that we are finally moving out of our tent-making phase as a family.
As I sit here quietly while our baby naps, I can not help, but think of you. I hope that your meeting ends soon. We love when you are home with us! Today has been quite productive if I may say so. I feel truly blessed:) The profession that I have chosen enables me to work from home, while also fulfilling my vocation as a wife and mother to the best of my abilities. When I read various books and articles that seek to articulate the female genius of women, I am always saddened by what I read. What has happened?!
We live in a culture where women believe they must sacrifice their femininity to possess masculine qualities. I wouldn’t necessarily describe the empowerment of women as our President has, as stating “you [women] can be stylish and powerful.” What I am trying to say is that if a position keeps a woman from also devoting 100% of herself to her husband/family then the woman really is not embracing her true self no matter how powerful or fashionable she becomes. This understanding also applies to a husband/father. A child needs both parents fully present in their life. Don’t you agree?
As I look back to my pre-pregnancy days and the birth of our child, I realize that the gifts God has given me are still very present. I am neither limited nor oppressed by my decision to stay-at-home with our baby. At this time, I am still doing everything I did before I became pregnant. All it took was an ability to assess the new situation and adapt accordingly-striking a healthy balance between marriage, motherhood, and work.
I thank you for all of your help. We make such a wonderful team!!
All my love,