Reader Comment: The Family Woman?
by Ted Slater on 09/06/2006 at 1:02 PM
As you may have noticed, we've taken the approach that some other blogs have taken (e.g., Al Mohler, The Corner, GirlTalk, Michelle Malkin, Instapundit, and others), and are not offering the ability to comment.
Instead, from time to time we'll be publishing some of your e-mails, not unlike letters to the editor that you might find in your local newspaper.
Here's our first one, commenting on Candice's recent blog post:
I enjoyed reading Candice Watters' thoughts in "The Family Woman?" As a long-time reader of Boundless, I've spent a lot of time pondering my condition as a single professional woman. In the last month or so, God has given me the grace to realize, and to make public to friends and family, that my greatest desire is to be a wife and mother. I have been practicing law for two years now, and I've spent most of my 28 years of life setting and attaining goals, seemingly for the purpose of filling the black hole that was my ego. Now I find that the more I submit to the Lord, the greater are my desires for a husband and family.
If life worked that way, I would gladly trade my six-figure salary and law degree for a home, a husband and children. I wonder if I've missed my chance. I reminisce about the one significant relationship in my past. Back then, well-meaning friends and family told me that he wasn't "good enough" for me because he wasn't a CEO or some other kind of daddy-warbucks corporate giant. They said he didn't "deserve" me and that he was "intimidated" by my success. None of his detractors considered whether he would make a good husband and father (possibly because I never talked about wanting to be a good wife or mother), but the fact is that he would have. He's still single too, and so I put my hope in the LORD.
God has greatly used Boundless to bring about this change in my heart. I love reading Candice's articles and receiving the encouragement she always provides. Thank you so much!
It is sobering to consider where this reader has found herself, and what she admits she has missed out on. But it's also encouraging to see that she's humbly recognized that and is now trusting the Lord to meet the deeper desire of her heart: a husband and family. And as Candice pointed out in early August, she can be encouraged that there are still good single Christian men out there. It's my prayer that the Lord soon bless her with such a gift.