This week I’ve been in a rut with my blog, writers block and camera issues… But I’ve been busy busy busy at home.
It seems there is always something to do as a mother, isn’t there? Laundry to be folded, dishes to be washed, meals to be prepared, children to be rocked, homework to be attending to, errands to be ran. My week has been full of all of this. This work at times has been overwhelming to me, especially if I let it.
But not this week. This week I am intentionally finding joy in the simplest and mundane of tasks. I think that’s the secret to enjoying our lives, our divine rolls, our children. This week I have washed all the laundry (and am working on folding that laundry today). Each load has come with a sense of peace and accomplishment. I have tried not to ignore the dishes needing to be attended to, two times a day. I have enjoyed putting the sparkling dishes away as they prepare to be used for the next meal. I have not cursed when my children have missed the bus in the mornings (I secretly love when they do). I use that time to chat and connect with them, and prepare them for their days away at school. I have rocked my baby for naps each day, and when my pregnant body needs a rest, I’ve given in to that as well. We have been happy here this week. The outside world tugs and pulls as it will, but in our little home, we are happy and healthy and very well taken care of. ♥
Today I am taking this sweet note from Jeffrey Holland straight to my heart:
“To all of our mothers everywhere, past, present, or future, I say, “Thank you. Thank you for giving birth, for shaping souls, for forming character, and for demonstrating the pure love of Christ.” To all mothers in every circumstance, including those who struggle—and all will—I say, “Be peaceful. Believe in God and yourself. You are doing better than you think you are. In fact, you are saviors on Mount Zion,13 and like the Master you follow, your love ‘never faileth.’14 ” I can pay no higher tribute to anyone. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.”