Today we have a guest post from Rachael from The Rooted Homestead.
She is beautiful, dashing, talented, charming, witty, rises to every occasion while still keeping her hair and make-up in perfect order. She cleanses wounds, mends broken hearts, teaches eager minds, cooks, cleans and captures the heart of a dashing fellow. She is the heroine of story book legend. The one we dream of being.
She travels to unknown lands, faces dangers, stands for truth and fights for freedom. The princess. The everlasting beauty queen. The intelligent and sophisticated conqueror. As I put the book down with dreamy imaginings, I try to picture myself as the heroine. I could be her, but I’m not. The truth is that I am not because she is the heroine of storybooks not reality. I have an advantage over her though. I can be the heroine of the reality that God has given me. This beautiful, crazy, frustrating, fulfilling and exciting adventure that God has placed me in.
I can be the heroine that captures my man’s heart anew each day.
I can be the heroine that builds my man up, cheers him on and reminds him what an amazing man of God he is and can be.
I can be the heroine that teaches my children to seek God and be all that He created them to be.
I can be the heroine that trains their eager minds with God’s truth and the knowledge that they need to thrive.
I can be the heroine that sees my children’s talents and teaches them to grow them with excellence and use them for God’s glory.
I can be the heroine that kisses their ouchies, soothes upset tummies, holds sleepy babies and comforts troubled hearts.
I can be the heroine that prays with my babies.
I can be the heroine who faces dangers everyday by staring evil in the face, be it small or great, and teaching my children that standing up for truth is always right.
I can be the heroine that fills my home with the joy of the Lord.
I can be the heroine that shows my children a glimpse of the love of God, by being that love to them every day in my words and actions.
What we always fail to remember when we put aside our book with a sigh is that the storybook heroine wasn’t perfect. In the greatest of stories there is a dark night where she stumbles, she messes up, she fails. But what makes her a true heroine is that while down she gets on her knees asking God to take her mess ups and make them into something beautiful and then-she gets back up. She works with God’s wisdom and direction and her determination to conquer that failure and redeem the mess.
The beauty of the heroine of reality is that I have the adventure of choosing to follow God everyday and choosing to be the heroine for my man and my children and those I see each day. The adventure is before me each day. My hair may not always be perfect, my house not always clean and sometimes I don’t even get my make-up on, but with God’s help I can be the heroine of this beautiful reality He has blessed me with.
Rachael Dornbirer is a Christian, stat-at-home momma to two wonderful kiddos and wife to an amazing man. She loves herbs, essential oils, real food, simple living, vintage clothing and being a wife and mother. She also is excitedly studying to be a certified Family Herbalist and loves teaching classes on essential oils. She loves sharing what she learns about natural living, real food, and musings on life on her blog, The Rooted Homestead.