This is a story that I have shared with several friends and most of them have often heard me say and now they are saying it too...."It is part of the dream...." The other day Leah sent me a link
and said that the blog she linked reminded her of my "It's part of the dream story...." Lu, in her blog made the comment that "her worst day at home with the kids is better than her best day at work". She was celebrating her one year anniversary of being a SAHM. In in honor of her 1 year anniversary, here is the story for all to enjoy and contemplate!
Many years ago, now, while sitting in Home Economics class we were yearning for the dream.
Our beloved, Mrs. Ellen, mother of 7 (I think), youth pastor's wife, piano teacher, and Home Ec teacher started the class hour by tapping into our minds and hearts. She asked, "How many of you have the dream of marrying , having children...(sighs and swoons from all of us)...being blessed with a home......Of course I raised my hand and I would imagine most all of the girls in that room did as well. She then continued to share with us the reality of the dream for which we all yearned.
When your husband leaves his clothes out....it is part of your dream.
When the bathrooms are dirty and beds unmade....remember to be thankful for the home of your dreams.
When the laundry is overflowing...be thankful for the clothes and remember that the loved ones to whom the clothes belong are the children and man of your dreams.
When the kitchen is a mess and the sink full of dirty dishes....remember it too is a blessing...you have food to prepare for the family of your dreams.
REMEMBER, ALL OF THE DOMESTIC DUTIES OF HOME AND MOTHERHOOD ARE ALL PART OF THE DREAM!!!!!
Thank you, Mrs. Ellen, for the reality check so early in my life. I have referred back to that so many times. It has truly made a difference in my attitude toward all those never ending essential tasks of womanhood and human existance!!!
E. Elliot often references this verse in relation to service in the home, Matthew 25:40 "And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."