God knows our hearts, even when we think He doesn't.
I strongly believe that I am called to be a stay-at-home Mom, wife, and caretaker. It is part of my biggest dream and goal as a woman and as a person. It is what I long to do. However, the other part of my biggest dream and goal is to live on our land and to have a little pet farm.
Both of these are big dreams and goals to reach. Both of these dreams and goals are not going to just plop in my lap like the way I wish they would. Like all dreams, it takes hard work and determination to fulfill those dreams. My dream might not be to sing on stage or to be in front of the camera or to work in some high-up company. Although those are great dreams to have, too, it's just not mine.
I used to think that since Hunter is currently here that I needed to drop everything else and hold off on accomplishing my other dreams. It is very hard for me to not want to be with Hunter all the time, especially when my calling is to be a stay-at-home mom. However, I have to remember that there are other things to work towards.
Living on our land is a huge goal and dream that needs to be sought after. Currently, we still live with my mom. Although this has been a HUGE blessing and gift and although we are comfortable here, we still need to work towards having our own place as a family.
As much as I want to be a stay-at-home mom now, in doing so, it does not get us very far, at least not very fast. For about a month, I tried being a stay-at-home mom, wife, and caretaker. I absolutely loved it! But, I wasn't getting any closer to my other dream. I wasn't helping my family to reach the goal of living on our land.
Therefore after much prayer and many applications, I finally found a job working at a daycare. And, the awesome thing about it is that I work 3 days a week, which means I get 2 days + the weekend to spend quality time with Hunter, spoiling my husband, and taking care of where we live. It's a way for me to accomplish both dreams at the same time!
We don't know when we will actually be able to live on our land, but every day gets closer to that dream coming true. Each step I take and we take as a family gets us all closer to our dreams. Until then, I will work on enjoying each day and living for today while praying and looking forward to our dreams coming true!
Hi, my name is Rayann Baker. I am a wife and a mom to our wonderful son and to 4 cats.
My passions in life are God, my family, and following God's will for my life.
My favorite hobbies are growing my relationship with God, taking care of my family, and dreaming of our farm goals on our land.
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Baker's Journey is a collage of life moments that we encounter as a family.
To inspire and encourage others by sharing and embracing our journey through life and to be thankful for each moment God gives us.