About A Well Watered Woman
Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, – Titus 2:4-5
I’m Becca, and I’m very happily married to my High School Sweetie, Dan. We have been blessed with seven amazing children who we are raising to love and have faith in the Lord. I am a Christian blogger who writes about marriage, parenting, homemaking, homesteading and Christian living.
I understand what it is like to feel overwhelmed, discouraged and frustrated. I remember the days of struggling to keep my home in order, my children happy and my husband content. My mission is to encourage you to stand firm on the Word of God on your journey through marriage, motherhood and daily living.
This blog is a place where I share all the things I wish I had known when I was a young wife and mother in 1999. I am now 39 years old (as of 2017), with seven children, ranging in ages from 21 years old down to 5 years old. I wish I could say that the first part of my life as a wife and mother were filled with God’s presence, but that just wasn’t the case. In fact, it was just the opposite and those early years were filled with so much persistent sin and suffering. The Lord kept putting Himself in our faces and we refused to open our eyes. We continually pushed Him aside and did things our own way.
I spent the early years of my marriage being bossy, controlling, condescending, jealous and distrustful of my husband. I was grumpy and didn’t have much patience when it came to parenting my children. I believed that I had given my heart to Jesus in 2001, but my actions and the words that poured from my heart didn’t show any evidence that I was sincere about truly needing Him. But I needed Jesus in my life then and I still need Him in my life today.
I wanted my husband to change, but I didn’t want Jesus to be in control of that change. I wanted to do the changing, the shaping of my husband into the man I thought he should be. I didn’t accept him or love him for who he was, for who God created him to be and I didn’t extend the forgiveness and grace to Dan that Jesus had granted to me.
In 2011, when we found out we were expecting our seventh child. It was an extremely difficult pregnancy. My mental health had taken a pretty hard hit and the severe depression and terrible anxiety sucked the joy right out of being pregnant. We had hoped that the depression would lift once our daughter was born, but that wouldn’t be the case and I sunk even deeper.
I spent 5 years living in the darkest pit of my life. Instead of growing closer to Jesus and standing firm on His promises, I ran from Him. Instead of pulling my husband closer to me, I pushed him away. I created so much distance between myself, Jesus, and my family. I began praying and pleading with Jesus to create peace in my heart, to calm my anxieties and to lift the depression. But it felt like the more I tried calling out to Him, the further away He was and eventually I just gave up.
The summer of 2016 was a turning point for me. I was so medicated that I was sleeping 18+ hours a day. My marriage and my relationship with my children was all but gone and I was in jeopardy of losing them forever. The Lord was beginning to work in my life again and although I wasn’t truly listening to Him, I can look back and see that He was always there, fighting for me when I couldn’t do it on my own. One day I decided that enough was enough and threw my medication in the garbage. I spent more time in prayer and listening to the Word of God.
In early 2017, the Lord offered my family a fresh start and a new beginning. We moved on faith alone and purchased a 25 acre homestead in the Midwest. He has used this time to strengthen my faith in Him, to lean on Him, to rest in Him. It has not been easy and we have faced many struggles, but God is good, and it has been through faith in Him that we are able endure.
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