She works with her hands in delight. Proverbs 31:13b
Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men. Colossians 3:23
Does it count as work if it's something you enjoy? Does it count as work if it is a blessing to you and others around you? Does it count as work if you are delighting in it?
So here's my work:
sitting down and scouring through books, new and old, planning this year's garden...our biggest (yet still small) and most efficiently planted gardengetting packages and cards ready for some special people, making sure to drink more water, getting my lesson plans written (in pencil because we're flexible around here), and exercising my brain by trying to finish the crossword puzzle without Tim's help
making a little something for me, one stitch, one row at a time...following, and I mean really following, the pattern...the whole pattern
shoveling snow, shoveling snow, chipping away at the ice, and shoveling more snow...this probably felt the most like work but I sill had fun tossing shovelfuls of snow towards the girls as dodged some and threw some back at me....work? really?
Being a wife and a mom is work-the work that God has entrusted me with. Wonderful, cherished, blessed work. I am so thankful for every single moment that I am given. Okay maybe putting away the clean, folded laundry feels like work work, but having clean, folded laundry with it's nice sweet aroma reminds me all the more of how blessed I am.