Thursday, October 21, 2010



is something that hasn't happened in our home for at least 2 months now. Empty laundry baskets. Empty washing machine. Empty dryer. How did I do it? Well, I didn't. My mom did. When she came over Monday to watch Lauren for me she went to work. I didn't ask her to do it, but that is just my mom for you. She sees something that needs to be done and she does it...never thinking about the cost to herself. She is so self-less and I want to be more like her. I need to be more like her.

This is embarrassing, but I had a huge laundry basket full of at least three loads of clean clothes that I just hadn't gotten around to folding. Honestly, I was already considering re-washing them (horrible I know) just so I wouldn't have to iron out all of those wrinkles. Those wrinkles could give a person nightmares. Even a person who normally doesn't mind to iron. When I came home, my ironing board was out and she had gone through all of that basket. She had folded what needed to be folded and ironed the other. I was shocked. I was so deeply thankful I could have cried.

I also had two laundry baskets overflowing with dirty laundry not including the laundry hamper in Lauren's room that I was pretty sure was at least 3/4 of the way full. Mom had sorted them and had already done several loads of laundry. I know because my bed was full of freshly folded clothing and towels and those gigantic piles were now much more approachable.

I know that had she stayed at the house all day she would have gotten every piece of laundry done. For the 3+ hours she was there she got almost all of it done. That would have taken me weeks at my pace. Knowing how hard she worked and how much she was able to accomplish gave me the push I needed to get in there and finish the rest. I cannot explain how just getting that laundry done lifted a weight from my shoulders. I really didn't even know that it has been burdening me that bad, but once it was done I could tell a huge difference in my attitude toward other parts of my house that needed attention badly.

Thank you, mom, for this blessing you gave me. I can't even begin to explain just how much I appreciate the hard work you did for me and my little family. You are the best!

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men. Colossians 3:23

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