Some Things I Wish I Knew Back Then

Passing The Baton....embracing godly womanhood!

Some Things I Wish I Knew Back Then
-20 years ago-

I realize that over 90% of the things I fretted and worried over never happened.

If you offer food to a young child and they don't eat, they will not starve!

That the time flies by so quickly that you should make time to enjoy your children- don't be left with regrets in the future

It is best to keep a house that is clean enough to be healthy but dirty enough to be lived in- it will be too clean when the kids have left for good

A self-willed child will often grow up to be a very conscientious hard worker and a loving person

God loves my children even more than I

The naughtiest kid really needs the most hugs- sometimes it's an attention seeking thing

It is more important to make your life rich in love than rich in possessions

There is no safer place for a little child to bloom than in its own home

A Band-Aid strip and a kiss means much's that Mommy loves me and cares

A rested Mother is the best Mother she can possibly be

Taking time out for yourself some time during the day or night is good- Mothers shouldn't stop dreaming

Heated disciplining arguments from the chiefs are never productive in front of little recruits- they will soon play one off against the other

It is not unloving to encroach on your kids 'rights' and choose his friends for him- you can save yourself and him a lot of heartaches later on

To make too much of a child is inviting disaster- soon they will make you the children and they will be masters of the house

Stay united with your spouse in front of the children- a house divided will fall and you will come down with it

Two heads of the house does not work- allow and encourage your husband to lead

Pray without ceasing - we mothers need all the help we can get...and that goes on all our lives

Seek to find snatches of joy everyday as you battle through Mt Laundry etc- you will reach the mountain top all too quickly and will remember the valley as the best journey of your life!

Glenys Robyn Hicks



“In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence and his children will have a place of refuge’ Proverbs 14:26


Passing The Baton....embracing godly womanhood!
When I was a young woman of 25 with 4 children under 5 years of age, I sometimes felt that my life was boring and that I could be doing something more valuable with my life than “just housekeeping” and looking after babies!

My girl-friends were still single or had no children, and their lives seemed far more interesting and exciting than mine. I had been married at 16 years of age, straight from the schoolroom to the nursery, and I felt old before my time. That restlessness of adolescence still hung over my life like a cloud that robbed me of my joy.

Now I did love my babies and I did like keeping house, but there was something missing from my life- a sense of joy and purpose. It was a difficult and unpleasant place to be in- and being there made me feel guilty because I felt I wasn’t a good mother by feeling like that.

My youngest baby turning 2 was a turning point in my own life, for my loved Aunt died of liver cancer at that time, and for the first time in my life, I seriously questioned God, eternity, sin and where I would be if I were to die. From this sad time, I turned to Jesus and acknowledged all my past mistakes, sin and miserable thoughts. I literally felt re-born!

I started going to church and was blessed by being discipled by some older lovely women. They shared with me the high calling of being a Christian wife, mother and homemaker, and as they shared with me, I observed their lives. They were fulfilled, productive and happy wives, mothers and homemakers. I came to see the role that God had called me in was the role which suited me best and is what I believed, and still believe, to be the choice role in life.

Almost immediately, my life took on new meaning and my family benefitted from this in my increased patience, diligence, nurturing and joyfullness. Not only was I born-again and a child of God, but I literally glowed in my new-found purpose in life. I fell in love with my children all over again and then gradually became a truly submissive wife.

Twenty-six years later, I thank the women who lived as Titus 2 women, and taught me the value of marriage, motherhood and homemaking. By obeying God and living the Word, they have passed on the baton of godly womanhood and blessed me. My prayer is that older sisters in the LORD take the Word of God seriously and become zealous teachers of the younger women. Only through them obeying the Word can the younger sisters be taught His Ways, and become true blessings to their husbands and families.

Glenys Robyn Hicks

“The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; that they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.” Titus 2: 3-5

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