Thursday, December 16, 2010

Thank the Lord for Homemaking!

I ran across this poem today, and I have to say, I really needed it:

Thank you God, for all I have to do today.
Thanks God, for this sink of dirty dishes,
It shows we have plenty to eat.

Thanks God, for this pile of dirty, stinky, laundry,
It shows we have plenty of clothes to wear.

Thanks God, for those unmade beds in there,
They were warm and so comfortable last night
And I know there are many who have no beds.

Thank God, for this bathroom complete with all the
Spattered mirror, soggy grimy towels and dirty commode,
They are so convenient.

Thanks God, for this finger-smudged refrigerator
That needs defrosting,
It is full of cold drinks and enough leftovers
For two or three meals.

Thanks God, for this oven
That absolutely must cleaned today,
It has baked so many things over the years.

The whole family is grateful for that grass that needs mowing,
The lawn that will need raking, we all enjoy the yard.

Thanks God, even for that slamming screen door,
My kids are healthy and able to run and play.

Lord the presence of all these chores awaiting me
Says you have richly blessed my family.
I shall do them all cheerfully
And I shall do them gratefully.


I do pray each and everyday that we remember that we are called to be mothers! On those days when we don't feel very needed, or even like we are accomplishing much, we are! By being a light in the home, we are not only blessing our husbands and children, but those who happen to visit our homes as well. Walking into a sweet, clean, and put together home is such a blessing! Walking into a dirty, unkempt home is, well, not such a blessing. May we strive each and everyday to be the best homemakers that we can be!

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