Is this the cry of your heart as a help meet, home keeper, and mom? I pray not.
Are you busy helping everyone else and forgetting first things first?
The acts of a loving wifeypoo and mother are those things that go unseen daily. In my house I say, "there are no lil green elves that clean up after you." When I got angry, I used to scream out loud, then in my head I AM the lil green elf!" Now I laugh about it mostly as I think this is a time to teach, train and love.
Last week was Joseph's 9th birthday and he didn't really want lots of stuff, in fact he only wanted one game. Yes I let my sons play video games- a whole other conversation. I ordered the game and it didn't come on his birthday and bless his heart and to my surprise he was okay with it. It was an older game so it was cheap, so I asked dh if we could get him another gift and go to the big red store after Chinese, for some reason Joe likes that one, red is his favorite color.
So off we went, while we were there we were picking up some groceries and we came across ice cream cake that looked like the one we were going to get at DQ. Joe saw it and didn't care that it was not the one he wanted, just like the other man in my house.
Home to finish the celebration. The best part of all of this to me is watching Sean, 22 play with Joe, 9, It was a good evening.
I am a thankful person by nature, but after reading Ann Voskamp's book, A Thousand Gifts, I feel gratitude deeper, I see so much more to be thankful for. I don't take moments of joy for granted. I don't take being the Wifeypoo lightly.
Thank you Father for this gift. I pray as I serve them you are glorified.