Moms Are World Changers
Part Two: Anchors
As I look back in the last year or so I have realized that there were several items that my family & I had established in our lives before May of 2014. Some of them I didn’t even realized we established while others we made sure we did establish.
My husband and I have several Anchors that we talked through and have established in our lives. You may be asking: Well, what are “Anchors”? Anchors are items that stay firm in our journey. They are the foundations of our lives. They don’t change no matter what the circumstance may be.
Hebrews 6:19 says (NIV), “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm & secure.”
So many times when we reach the difficult circumstances in our life that is when we discover how deep & established our Anchors truly are. Charlotte Gambill says in her book Miracle in the Middle, “Anchors of any type of commitment or vow deserve the time and space they require to ensure they are securely attached.” Anchors take time to establish and require you to be consistent. Trust me, it isn’t always easy and it can take work, but it is worth the reward when we establish those Anchors.
I love how Charlotte Gambill says this:
“Too often we add layers to our lives without underpinning foundations first. Anchors are foundation fixers. They are the concrete in the commitment, the nonnegotiable amongst all the navigation. Without anchors, we can’t hold our course and are doomed to a destiny of drift.”
So many times we add the layers to our lives before establishing a firm foundation. If our foundations aren't strong and we add layers to them, we will eventually begin to loose course. This is why it is so important to have strong, deep, foundations so when life's devastations hit we have an anchor that keeps us secure.
I want to share a few of the anchors that I believe helped our family get through one of our lives biggest devastations.
1. Faith - I am so thankful that I knew God’s word and have it established in my life. I can’t tell you how many times I read scriptures before I went to bed.
2. Family - There were several times that I wanted to quit, but I saw those two precious faces; Landon & Maddie. I knew that I had to get through and take care of myself for them!
3. Church - Never stop going to church. I am not going to lie, there were many days I didn’t want to go. I didn’t want to get emotional, but I need(ed) my church family more than ever!
4. Marriage – With marriage comes a lot of other anchors. We communicated and had tough conversations when it wasn’t easy. We chose to invest in our marriage and talk through our life situations.
5. Attitude- Choose to have an attitude of thankfulness. Trust me, I know it isn’t always easy. You will have your rough days, but you have a choice to choose your attitude and you can get through your circumstance with a rotten one or a positive one.
If you don’t have anchors in your life I would encourage you to evaluate the anchors that you want for you and your family. Teach your children now how to find their own anchors. Established anchors in your marriage and your friendships. Commit to them and make sure they are securely attached so when life throws you a curve ball you are ready and standing on a firm foundation on the things that matter most to you!
Hello my name is Tiffany. I am a mom to two beautiful children, Landon & Madelyn and a wife to my Prince Charming, David. A few of my favorite things are Disney, the beach, sharpies & post its.