There is so much duty and beauty in motherhood. The mother should set the tone for the day for her family. It is diffcult to always remember this, especially when someone has been sick for a spell. However, it is at that very juncture that the mom should stay focused on her motherly duties.
There is nothing like something cooking, either in the oven or the crockpot. This is something our house has lacked for a quite a while now, since I have been battling morning sickness. However, it is something that this house has suffered from. These boys should anticipate what they are working for; a good home cooked meal. There is something about the aroma of something cooking, or baking, in the cool house of autumn that sets the tone for the entire day. I remember my mom making homemade bread when I was a girl and I felt like my mom must be happy to have taken the time to do this for us. Her happiness sprinkled over to my happiness. I loved seeing her homemade noodles laying across the flour doused counters waiting to dry for the perfect amount of time, so that they could be added to the broth for her divine chicken and noodle soup. It was the best, and I have missed that memory.
Having the whir of a washing machine going, hymns playing softly in the background, food stewing on the stove are all good things to start a day with. They are good memories for your children to remember too. They should see how a good home is ran. I need to be better. I have my days, but they have been in the distant past since my morning sickness had crept in.
Today I started with a little humble prayer that God would help me to not be slothful today. I have so many things I need to work on right now. There are some shifts that need to take place to get us back on course. My labor should never be done, and I should find peace and joy in laboring for those I love.