I can't do it all. I can't keep my house perfectly clean with not a cobweb in sight while baking bread, making soap, and homeschooling four children. I have come to accept the fact that I am not superwoman. But you know what, I don't have to be. God loves me for who I am, afterall, He created me this way. Now, I'm not saying I shouldn't strive to be my best or that I should let my home fall apart around me while I am schooling my children. What I am saying is that I have to lay aside this image in my head of Suzy Homemaker and just resolve to do my best. It's ok if there are books strewn about my living room and kitchen. It's ok if there is dirt on my floor because my children run in and out all day instead of camping in front of the television. It's ok if there is a layer of dust on my shelves, it will just reappear tomorrow if I dust today anyway! Yes, most of the time there is something sticky on my floor, usually because my children fix their own snacks and drinks. And horror of all horrors, you might just find food stuck to a plate when you pull it out of the cabinet, because my children wash the dishes and put them away. I think I am finally coming to the realization that this is my life and my family and we are just the way God wants us to be. We love our Lord and Saviour, we worship Him alone and spend time in His word daily (ok almost daily). Isn't that what is most important in life anyway, being a child of the King of Kings? I believe so.
Now, all that said, I know I need to be a good steward with what God has given us and that includes cleaning house, let's say more than once a year :) I am called to be hospitable and that means my home should be comfortable for guests, that doesn't mean it has to be a museum. I know I am responsible for cooking healthy foods and doing what I can to keep my family healthy, but I certainly don't think a frozen pizza and a glass of soda every once in awhile is going to kill us. Oh and lands sake, once in awhile I buy bread from the store, GASP!!!
I have to end this by saying that I am writing this mainly to myself because I have been stressing lately that I am not getting enough done. There is a balance between chaos and perfection, I pray that I can find and maintain that balance with the help of my Lord.
Blessings to you my fellow bloggers and may God help you to find the balance in your home as well,