The question I’ve been avoiding…..

‘Who am I?’
It’s the question parents dread- especially if it is followed by
‘Where do I come from?’
And I did dread the former, because it came from me…


J is now doing 3 full days at school and it has taken me most of this half term to come up with a routine.
The school run involves a fair bit of walking and waiting as it hasn’t been worth going home.

But the time at home has me asking the question- What do I do with my time?
A question I asked myself last year, when I arrived and had left the things that defined me behind.

Chatting to a friend last week, I discovered she was experiencing the same set of questions.

I’m not talking about The Meaning of Life Questions, but questions we will all face at some point of our lives:
When we finish studying, lose our job, become stay at home parents, lose the ability to pursue our passions and hobbies, retire- any significant lifestyle change requires us to reassess…
Who am I?
What do I do with my time?
We will all have to face them at some stage of our lives.

It’s not easy having to look at oneself and evaluate one’s life. Yet over the next year when my baby starts full time education, I am going to have more time to face that question and work out for myself who I am…

About Cheryl

I am a child of God, a wife and a mother of 4 children. Some days are good. Some days are frustrating. Some days are just plain insane. In between the mayhem, I loved to go for walks with our mutt, potter in the garden and enjoy the beauty that surrounded us. That all changed in August 2012 when we waved goodbye to our mutt and garden, our eldest at Uni in Gloucester and moved to Tokyo for 4 months. And yes- we are still here...
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2 Responses to The question I’ve been avoiding…..

  1. Jacqui says:

    hi Cheryl , wow what an exciting time !!!! A time where you can really pursue the God given passions( outside of your family ). While i was reading this I was thinking about the privilege you have actually being where you are ( in a country that needs Jesus so desperately ) I believe that the call on your life is so big and with your love for people ,believe God is going to use you to bring others to Him ,what an honor. so glad I got to chat to u the other day : ) praying for you, God has placed u in Japan for His reason , wait and see how He will outwork it in your life. Exciting times ,bless u ,lots of love ,Jax

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