“The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.”
This Bible verse, taken from the New International Version, describes my heart’s longing. I long to be like this morning sun, increasing in warmth and light, so I can bless those around me.
And since I am a wife and a mom there’s always someone around whom I can bless.
I have five children who thrive when I give them my undivided attention. They need me to listen to their stories, they need me to cheer them up after a difficult day at school, and to comfort them when they get hurt.
I have a husband who deserves gratitude and uplifting words when he gets home from a busy day at work.
I have family and friends who might need my help and encouragement.
It doesn’t come easy, though. As an introvert person who loves to spend time alone, I am not naturally this radiant girl who easily brightens up the day for those around her. I need to practice. I really need to intentionally take on this mindset, to be a blessing to others.
I want focus on this every single morning, when the sun rises – so that I rise with it, to its full potential: spreading light and warmth even in the coldest places.
And I know for sure that I can’t do this on my own.
I desperately need the help of my Savior, my God in heaven who created both the sun and me. He gives the power and strength to rise every day, to become the woman He wants me to be – to become a better wife and mom, and above all: to be a true disciple of Jesus Christ, the great Morning Star who will rise in my heart.
I want to follow Him, to walk like Him every day of my life. And I want to share glimpses of this journey with you – my readers.
So, now you know the ‘why’ behind the name of this blog. But who am I, really?
Well, I am a Dutch mom of five, happily married for over thirteen years to a wonderful husband. We live in this tiny country, the Netherlands, in a small town about half an hour drive from Amsterdam.
I love to write, to read, to play the piano, to learn new things, to think deeply about life and faith.
I struggle with time management and keeping a clean and tidy house – which is one of the reasons I started this blog. Writing about my daily life helps me to put my priorities in order – and although a tidy home isn’t the most important thing to me, I feel more at peace when I am in control of my household. And when I feel at peace, it’s so much easier to be this ‘rising sun’ to my loved ones!
Of course there is much more to tell, but whoever is interested will find out more about me and my family by following this blog. Or you can follow me on Pinterest.
I hope you will join me in this journey of blessing others and becoming like the morning sun!