Did you have a good night’s rest? I hope so, because once your eyes open to a new day, you know in your heart, you won’t be back to your bed, not even for a nap or a mom’s timeout until late that night. So, before your feet hit the floor, you pray and ask God to help you be the best mom and wife you can be. You pray that you will be ready for challenges that might take place in your schedule, striving to make it a great day for all of your loved ones.
Amen, to the title of this blog because there is always something to do. Because we know as moms that our work is never done; I read a humorous e-mail from a friend that demonstrates the tasks of a mom. Enjoy and laugh out loud, because it seems like there are many moms who feel this way sometimes:
“Mom and Dad were watching TV when Mom said, ‘I’m tired, and it’s getting late. ‘I think I’ll go to bed.’
So she went to the kitchen to make sandwiches for the next day’s lunches, rinsed out the popcorn bowls, took meat out of the freezer for supper the following evening, she filled the sugar bowl, and put spoons and bowls on the table and prepared the coffee pot for brewing the next morning. She then put some wet clothes in the dryer, put a load of clothes into the washer, ironed a shirt and sewed a loose button. She picked up the game pieces left on the table, put the phone back on the charger and put the phone book into the drawer. She watered the plants, emptied a wastebasket and hung up a towel to dry. She yawned and stretched and headed for the bedroom. She stopped by the desk and wrote a note to the teacher, counted out some cash for the field trip, and pulled a text book out from hiding under the chair. She signed a birthday card for a friend, addressed and stamped the envelope and wrote a quick list for the grocery store. She put both near her purse.
Mom then washed her face with 3 in 1 cleanser, put on her night solution & age fighting moisturizer, brushed and flossed her teeth and filed her nails.
Dad called out, ‘I thought you were going to bed.’ ‘I’m on my way,’ she said. She put some water into the dog’s dish and put the cat outside, then made sure the doors were locked and the patio light was on. She looked in on each of the kids and turned out the bedside lamps and TV’s, hung up a shirt, threw some dirty socks into the hamper, and had a brief conversation with the one up still doing homework.
In her own room, she set the alarm; laid out clothing for the next day, and straightened up the shoe rack. She added three things to her six most important things to do list. She said her prayers, and visualized the accomplishment of her goals.
About that time, Dad turned off the TV and announced to no one in particular. ‘I’m going to bed.’ And he did…without another thought.
Anything extraordinary here?
Wonder why women live longer…? ‘CAUSE THEY ARE MADE FOR THE LONG HAUL…… (and they can’t die because they still have things to do!!)”
“Share with other moms and they’ll love you for it!
Then, GO TO BED!”
We are really glad that we are moms and that we have the privilege of being and enjoying our husbands and children regardless of our household chores. God bless our homes!!
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that kept Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. Psalm 121: 1-8