With 9 children still at home, there is almost never I time that I’m here alone. Today I came close.
My husband has been working on one of our rental homes. This afternoon all 5 boys went to work along side him. And the older girls leave for ballet about half an hour before the 2 youngest girls wake up from their nap.
The time between the older girls leaving and the younger girls waking made me think,
“In just a few minutes, there will be almost no one home.”
It also caused me to think about what I might do here by myself. I made a few little plans:
- I’d look around and straighten up what needed to be tidied
- I’d fold the rest of the clean laundry
- I’d read the Bible
- I may make a cup of tea, and maybe take a short nap myself
- I’d think about my family and what I could do for them when they arrived home that would bless them.
The Homemakers Life
The actions we choose at home impact our families greatly, for good…or bad.
The little choices we make, each minute, each hour, each day and each week create the lives we live and the memories we will one day look back on. We can chose this day Whom we will serve, and how we will serve. Will it be with joy? Will it be with grudging?
What memories are we creating today? Are we building our homes, or tearing it down with our own hands?
“Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.” Proverbs 14:1
When it is quiet in your home, where does your mind go? What do you think of? Are you planning ways to cause your family to thrive?