Virtuous Buyer of TP

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

We just got back from a long, wonderful, weekend trip to Chicago. I would show you some pictures, but the cord that connects the camera to my computer isn't working.

Kind of a bummer.

Chicago looked a lot like this

only not quite so warm and sunny. Still, we had a great time.

Then we got home. The refrigerator lacks milk, the mail and email piles are astounding, the laundry is ever present and we are out of toilet paper.

That last one is serious.

So, today, I must attend to my "regular" life. I will be the super glamorous buyer of TP, the folder of clothes and the general solver of problems. I will be Mom.

I wouldn't have it any other way. I am happy to be Mom, but we all need some inspiration, some motivation. I found some when I looked back over The 100 Most Important Bible Verses for Mothers, #72 Busy and Blessed:

She watches over the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her. Proverbs 31:27-28 NKJV

"Whether you work outside the home or stay at home with children, you have an important job that on one else can do the same way. . . Proverbs 31 describes a virtuous woman - one highly commended by God and by others - and that woman keeps busy taking care of her family. . . As a mother, you can know joy in your duty. Accepting the role of mom as honorable is one step toward joyful fulfillment. . . Whether anyone applauds your efforts or not, God values the love and attention you pour on your family."

Ah, yes. That helps.

As it turns out, Hubby is one step ahead of me and beat me to the TP purchase. Every virtuous woman needs a good spouse, I suppose. Thank you to him for that. Now laundry is calling.

Are you tackling any "regular life" Mom tasks today? Does Proverbs 31 inspire you?

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3 Responses to “Virtuous Buyer of TP”

  1. oh i miss chicago!!!  we were there for under-grad work.  i hope you guys had a great time and walked the paths along the lake!!

    'regular life' will be topsy turvy here soon.  HS is over for us and the summer is just insane... normally ;-)  Prov 31 and I have a love/hate relationsip.  it does not inspire me, per sey, but it is a great reminder that i need to be about God's work with dedication for my home and family. 

  2. ah, i need to be. heading off to brooklyn for a weekend wedding. much to pack and prepare. thanks for the encouragement.

  3. Chicago is my favorite city (when I don't have to go there in either the dead of winter or the height of summer). 

    "Accepting the role of mom as honorable is one step toward joyful fulfillment"

    I need to hold that one in my heart and head on those days when the laundry baskets are overflowing and I need to be in three places at one time. JOY! Acceptance and a sense of honor in the doing can lead to joy. Thanks, Courtney!