HSMom2One Posted July 29, 2012 Share Posted July 29, 2012 When I was a young wife and mother I enjoyed keeping house, but now that I'm much older and I'm much busier with work outside the home and homeschooling, I find housework to be such a drudge. I love a clean, organized home, but it all too often seems impossible for me to achieve and so I find it to be a source of depression at times. My home isn't filthy, but I don't come close to being the homemaker that I would like to be. I do get help from family, but the majority of chores still falls on my shoulders. I know a lot of moms here have talked about letting it go and not having housework be a priority. If this is you, doesn't it get to you after awhile? How do you manage, cope, persevere? Lately I've been working on my attitude, trying to take on more thankfulness as I meditate on the many blessings I have. When I'm doing the dishes, I thank God for the food we have that is the reason we have dirty dishes. When I'm folding laundry I thank Him for clean water and electricity. As I'm tackling the endless dusting, vacuuming and other chores I am giving thanks for the fact that we have this shelter and roof over our heads that offers us warmth, protection and light. As I do these things, I also think about my dear family and how much I love them. Yet even though I'm working on taking on a new attitude, I still find myself lacking in joy. Then today I remembered listening to "The Practice of the Presence of God" by Brother Lawrence, and decided to listen to it again. I'm hoping that I'll get inspired and once again love serving others through keeping my home. (If you have never heard this recording and would like to, is a link.) I'm interested in hearing from others about attitude and feelings about doing housework. Do you struggle like I do, or do you find joy and fulfillment in it? I hope my poll covers enough choices, but as always -- if I've left something out, please feel free to post your thoughts. Blessings, Lucinda Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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