Over the next few Saturdays, I’m going to do a series called Chocolate for Moms. It’s a fun way at looking at the characteristics that make up a mother. If you guys can come up with some good additions to the list, that would be great.
C. Cleanliness – Before you say anything, the quote “cleanliness is next to godliness” is just that. A QUOTE – not SCRIPTURE 😉
AND It’s a relative term.
There’s hair-washing, bod-scrubbing, teeth-brushing kinds of clean, and then there’s the other stuff. Things that can wait so you can sit down for five minutes and breathe. Those dishes and laundry piles will still be there, but your quiet time is less predictable.
If you came to my house RIGHT now (God forbid), you’d see toys scattered on the floor, a massive pirate ship battle across the dining room table, leftovers from VBS stacked on the kitchen counters, and enough magic markers to build a garage. That’s part of being a mom (and not having a maid ;-). ‘most’ of the laundry is done, there are a few breakfast dishes in the sink, and the bathroom could use a slight going over, but right now – I’m going to go have a pirate ship battle with my boys. They won’t be here forever – and there will be time for kitchen duty later in the day.
As a mom, we all know life happens in quick and extremely active succession. So take a pause from the dishtowel for a brief reprieve, or a little cuddle time. We’re better moms when we find a moment away from all the ‘things’ we have to do and enjoy those little blessings He’s given us.