(Coffee Mug with Lid from Dayspring)
I’m partially embarrassed to say this but…
It’s not so much the work that I enjoy but the challenge to get it done in an effective manner that does not bring me stress.
I used to dread the task of keeping the house clean and neat because my children were young and it would never stay clean for long. I also dreaded it because managing my home seemed a never ending job.
It still is but what has changed with time has been my perspective.
No longer am I striving to have a perfectly clean home.
My goal now is to make our home suitable to my families need for security.
When cleaning and organizing my goal is to make the home a place where they can come relax and be vulnerable.
You may be thinking what does any of that have to do with cleaning?
For me it means that I’ve had to wrestle with and overcome my own faulty idea of what a successful homemaker was. I had to come to terms with the fact that my worth is not tied to how many loads of laundry I am able to do. Nor is it tied to how many tasks I checked off of my to-do list.