Tuesday, January 11, 2011


She makes time to get up early. To get a little of the Word in and prayer before the house gets up. Maybe even do a quick work out.

She is purposeful in her day. Laundry gets done and put away, even the mismatched socks find their mates.

Dishes are not cluttered on the counter, they go straight into the dishwasher after they're used. The table and bar and shelves even stay free of clutter because everything always gets put back in it's place. Always.

She hugs her kids many times over, tells them how special they are and how much she loves them. She does this often, each day without fail.

The floors get swept and vacuumed. The fans get dusted. The windows, washed.

The day is not lost in a sea of tv, internet, nothingness, laziness.

The day is productive. Lunch is almost always healthy. Dinner is homemade more times than not. Take out is almost unheard of.

She prays again when the babies are napping. She even reads her beloved Bible once more.

At the end of the day, when the lights go dim, she hugs her babies, prays with them, memorizes another verse of beautifully written scripture, talks about it, kisses them tenderly good night.

More prayer. And the written Word fills her hands once more, only, with her husband this time around. Then conversation and prayer with her lover, friend, husband, one and only.

Then she reads her newest favorite book and falls asleep sweetly at the end of a beautifully productive, stress free day.

In my mind, this is me. Only there. In my head, I can envision myself as a better wife, mom, and Christian. But I can't seem to make it real. I want to be that. I desire to serve the Lord and my family so much more, but I can't seem to get it all together.

The spirit is willing but the body is weak.

1 comment:

  1. I hear ya loud and clear and identify with this desire. God knows we are weak, knows we can't do this without Him. But I'll spend my life in pursuit of this goal! Love this post!


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