Sometimes I'm not proud to be a stay at home mom. Yes I am living out my calling, following God's path for me. And I know what you are thinking, what an amazing blessing, you are so lucky to spend this time with your family. I smile and nod and feel a little self conscious about complaining but that's the truth of it. Sometimes those niceties aren't enough to overcome my hard heart.
Then I read this.
"She tells us how lucky we are to be able to live with our children. She doesn’t have lofty dreams or occupational goals . . . her one wish is to be able to live and work in a way that allows her daily interactions with her kids. Something most of us take for granted."
Written by Kristen, blogger of Rage Against the Minivan, about a sex worker she met on a trip with Exodus Road. A group of blogger moms left their homes for a short trip to South East Asia to interview sex workers and those trying to save them. The girls who willingly enter the industry, so their families can survive. They endure insane situations I have a hard time just reading about.
And my mind is blown. And my heart is shredded. And I know a God who's heart is shredded for these women. And there are people working out their freedom. Prosecuting their victimizers and providing them a life where they can live their dreams. As a stay at home mom, I feel a responsibility to these women. So I want to give them that dream.
Sometimes it feels too big for me, and the truth is many women will die before given an opportunity for education. But the Bible says, "for we will surely die and are like water spilled on the ground which cannot be gathered up again. Yet God does not take away life, but plans ways so that the banished one will not be cast out from him." 2 Samuel 14:14 NASB
Through the organization Exodus Road, we can make that happen. Stay at home moms, working moms, independent women, loving fathers, all night partiers, whoever, we can lift up some of the least of these. Provide an education, reunite families, and give thanks for your position, whatever it may be.