Thursday, February 11, 2010

you capture::work

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 garden
getting 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.

5 comments:

Jess said...

Ah, garden planning! I agree with my whole heart: that is FUN WORK!!!

Megryansmom said...

If I had a dollar for every snow related post today I could retire happily ever after. Looking forward to spring!

Sarah said...

such a beautiful heart you have! Great captures! :)

Upstatemomof3 said...

what a great post!! I have read a bunch from moms like me showing all the hard things we do everyday but you just reminded me how much I love it - even the hard stuff. :)

sdwaard said...

Love the photo of the rear-view mirror reflection. Nice way to frame the snow!