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Rapt Motherhood Welcome and Mission Statement

Welcome to Rapt Motherhood!  My name is Allyson, and I am thrilled you are here.  I am a wife, mother, and, most importantly, a child of God.  God gave me a wake-up call when I became a mom to a toddler in 2017.  I hoped and dreamed of becoming a mother for several years, and God blessed us with a son through adoption.  You can find the story of my journey to motherhood in three parts: my miscarriage, infertility struggles, and deciding to adopt.

Becoming a mother is not for the faint of heart – instantly becoming a mother to a toddler adds a whole new level of craziness!  Adoption parenting and trauma parenting were exhausting and lonely.  I found myself in tears every day for the first two months. God grew my love for my son and my son’s love for me, but I still lacked motivation and joy.

God placed an adoptive mother in my life who pointed me back to the Gospel.  I learned that I needed a purpose.  I needed to understand my purpose as a mother or I was going to continue spiraling down mentally.  Over the next few months, I read more about Gospel-centered parenting and Biblical joy.

These things taught me how important it is to keep my eyes fixed solely on Christ.  He deserves my rapt attention.

Hebrews 12:1-2 says:

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

God convicted me of all the things that were consuming my attention.  Although I no longer struggled with the idol of pregnancy, I found myself continually trying to put other things above God.  Social media, anxiety, family, my home, and status took over the throne of my heart.  God gives some of these as good gifts, but I needed to recognize the Giver as Holy, perfect, and the only one deserving of praise.  I am a wife and mother, but my identity must be placed in Christ.

Rapt Motherhood Mission Statement

This brings me to the purpose of Rapt Motherhood.

My mission is to help other women find their purpose in Christ, striving to be wives, mothers, daughters, employees, (insert your roles here) who give God the glory in all things.  May He always hold our rapt attention.

Please join me.