Today I was reading someone's blog (who will remain nameless) and she was lamenting about all the chores and errands she has to do. She feels overwhelmed by them all. I can relate, or at least I used to be able to do. I wanted to comment to her that she should be grateful for all those chores and the ability to do them. But I thought I would come across as condemning. And that would never be my intention. But at any moment the ability to do that which we hate, can be taken away from us. Oh to scrub a toilet...
Then I was reading on another favorite blog that she was telling everyone to clean out their fridge door. Oh my...this has been a humbling week for me when it comes to people coming into my home and helping in the kitchen. The other night my daughter, Ellie, yelled in to me "hey mom, is the bread supposed to be all swollen" GROSS!!! "No, Ellie, just throw it away". Now today someone is cleaning the fridge and found green hot dogs and lunchmeat. It's not like one of my kids couldn't have seen that for themselves and thrown it away. Oh no, they need to make sure that I am totally humilifed (my word) in front of someone I don't really know.
However, this woman that God has brought into my home to help out, she is going to be such a blessing. So she may as well get to know me, green food & all and realize I am just an ordinary mom that needs a little extra help. I don't believe she knows my Jesus, so that's probably why she is here. God has her here for a bigger purpose. Not just to cook, clean, be my own personal "Martha Stewart", but to hopefully notice that there is something about me and my house that she finds different (not green food, but Jesus).
So not to condemn anyone for complaining about your chores, but I would trade places with you in an instant. You're fortunate to be able to do all that I used to complain about. One day, God willing I'll be complaining again....oh, no I won't, I'll be giddy for all the things on my "to do" list that I am actually able to do!!
P.S. I start a new med tomorrow, pray with me that this brings some relief and I can get some of my life back.