>> Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Today I have been pondering about life at home and being a homemaker. I haven't had an "AHA!" moment but I have been considering something. We know, as wives and mothers, the many things we need and should do. I was thinking of housework in particular. There are things you must do. You can let a lot get away and raise your family in a pig sty (yes, I've been there) but even then there are things you can't escape doing such as dishes, laundry and some type of food preparation. I became a Mom at 17 years old. Yes, I know, too young. I have learned many lessons since then. I have learned to go above just doing what "HAS" to be done to what needs and should be done.
My thoughts are that we should truly slow down, stop rushing each day away and enjoy the things we do. Why not? They need and should be done so why not teach yourself to enjoy the process and the finished product, not to mention the gift it is to your family. I no longer rush around like crazy to get everything done in a hurry. I enjoy the process as I go at my own pace, taking breaks, including my children in fun things as well as helping with the things that should be done. They love to work beside me. They find JOY in what we are doing and they delight with me in the final moment of completion of whatever we have been working on. Also, their help truly helps me, teaches them how to do things for one day in their own homes AND allows us to spend even more time together.
It's a win - win situation. :)
Please, let me encourage you today. Stop, relax and enjoy what you are doing in your homes. You'll find yourself going a step further, doing an even better job, not feeling exhausted and bitter, AND finding great delight in the work you have done or the work you have done with your children helping along side you.