Wednesday, January 6, 2010
I'm a homemaker. I enjoy the mundaneness (is that even a word?) of the everyday chores that come with being a mom. Laundry, cleaning, cooking, organizing, scheduling, dishes... OK maybe not dishes, decorating, planning and yard work. I know I've said this before but when other little girls were talking about "when I grow up I want to be a doctor, lawyer, etc...." I just wanted to be a mommy and wife. My mom was a fly by the seat of your pants, organization out the window, live in the moment Mom. It was great for having a fun childhood. She would let us have our dessert first and never cleaned unless we had too. She also had to support 4 children on her own. So times for lessons in cooking and cleaning were scarce. So when I became a wife and Mom I needed to learn and learn fast. So I went to non other than Martha Stewart. What ever your feelings of her may be she is great at what she does. Now I thrive on organization. I love order and labels. It gives me peace of mind and calms me. When I was first learning and had piles of laundry, dishes on every counter and a messy apartment it hit me hard one day- God is a God of order, Not chaos. He doesn't do a half done job. He does it to the fullest. I have specific jobs in my life that I will be accountable for someday. Being a good helpmate to Brett. Helping with the things he needs. (Words of affirmation is his love language so giving him plenty of complements )Making his time at home enjoyable not stressful. Encouraging him in his giftedness. I am responsible for teaching my girls to be Godly women, wives and mothers. I am responsible for teaching Benjamin how to be a Godly Man, husband and father. Teaching all of my children how to be good adults who love God passionately and walk with integrity. I love my job. It pays more to me than any other ever will. The benefits will never end. In a blink it will be gone. They will be grown and gone. Right now my children are begging for my attention just hoping for a minute with me. In a few short years it will be the other way around and I will be begging for theirs. I will never get this time back. My all time favorite quote is (if you've ever gotten an e-mail from me its at the bottom) "You only get today once"- Matt Chandler. No one else can be Brett's wife, Bailey,Beatrice,Bridget and Benjamin's Mom like I can. This is my JOB and I love it.