|Yes, I have a recliner in my kitchen. I highly recommend this – even if you don’t think you have the room. LOL|
Our days are simple this month. Simply wonderful. Simply sleepy. Simply the basics. Yesterday I wrote in my journal:
“Got my kitchen clean.
Kept 3 kids alive, learning, and loved.
This is my masterpiece –
What should, must, and DOES give me joy and fullfillment.”
I thank God often for teaching me that it is not only ‘O.K’ to have simple days in which all I accomplish is the basics of caring for young children – He has taught me that it is absolutely the highest calling and most worthy accomplishment. So many women (including myself) do not realize this, and go into the childbearing years believing the feminist lie that there is something beyond mothering that they should be doing and that they won’t be fulfilled unless they find that thing. This is a recipe for discouragement, depression, and a constant feelings of inadequacy and failure.For me it was trying to find time, as a mother of a one year old, to sew and craft and write and do all those other things I felt God had gifted me to do. I only had peace when, through the Word and some wise teachings that I realized the truth…that raising my children should be my #1 priority, and that it is a woman’s highest calling, and can be the thing that brings one the most fulfillment, when viewed through God’s eyes.
And so I thank God for simple days.
If you are struggling with the balancing act of motherhood, and trying to find fulfillment when your days seemed filled with repetitive, mundane tasks like changing diapers and washing endless loads of dishes, you may find encouragement, as I did, in this wonderful book, Passionate Housewives Desperate for God. It would also make a great bridal shower gift for a young wife-to-be, and I believe should be required reading for any woman who hopes to be or is a mother!