A Snippet of my Day
Supposedly, the Boy Scouts have a motto, that one must never begin another task before completing the task that he is already working on. It is a nice idea and it makes sense to me. But I know of few mothers who can live this out, fully. My life usually looks a little more like this:
Take dirty laundry to washer. On the way to washer, trip over a large toy.
Shove Place laundry into washer. Ask said child to put away large toy. Head to the bathroom to clean the bathroom. On the way, remove baby from kitchen, as she is throwing pans out of cabinets. While in the process of relocating baby, doorbell rings with a package from Fed Ex, which must be signed for. Put cleaning materials in bathroom. Help eldest child to pick out an outfit. Cell phone is ringing. Must locate cell-phone. It is ringing because baby found it, and called China....again!
That is a sample of 5 minutes of my day. It sometimes feels like I am running Grand Central Station. What's that, you say? Your household is like that, too? Shew, that makes me feel better. The truth is, God has given us an amazing job to do. Somedays, it might feel like you are running around like a crazy woman. Sometimes, it can be challenging to see the eternal through the temporary. But in spite of seeming chaos, do not be disheartened; you are building a kingdom! Lean on Christ, and remember that it isn't in spite of the piles of dirty laundry, messy rooms, and needy babies, that you are achieving great things. These are all part of the sanctification process, sent from your Heavenly Father. These are also the means that God has chosen, for women, to raise up godly children. Life isn't always easy or orderly, but never forget what a wonderful task you have been called to do. May God bless you abundantly, as you serve Him, through serving your family, today!
“To be Queen Elizabeth within a definite area, deciding sales, banquets, labours, and holidays; to be Whitely within a certain area, providing toys, boots, cakes and books; to be Aristotle within a certain area, teaching morals, manners, theology, and hygiene; I can imagine how this can exhaust the mind, but I cannot imagine how it could narrow it. How can it be a large career to tell other people about the Rule of Three, and a small career to tell one's own children about the universe? How can it be broad to be the same thing to everyone and narrow to be everything to someone? No, a woman’s function is laborious, but because it is gigantic, not because it is minute.”G.K. Chesterton What’s Wrong With the World?