{This is more a pep talk for myself than anything, but maybe a few of you can relate!}

I rolled out of bed the other day…later than I had planned on…and realized I should change everyone’s sheets in the house.

But I REALLY didn’t want to.

The laundry basket next to the bed was full of clean clothes from the night before.

I wanted to walk right past them. I’ve done that more times than I care to admit.

This pile of dishes…

They just never seem to go away unless I do something about them.

You know why?

Cleaning those dishes is part of my job.

When we decided I would stay home – something I had wanted for years – it wasn’t so I could sit around and drink coffee and shop and read blogs all day.

That does sound lovely, though, doesn’t it?!

The Hubby is a doctor. I am a homemaker.

His job is to treat and take care of sick people. My job is to make our house a home and care for those within it.

When the dryer buzzes, it buzzes for me. The children will eventually run out of clean underwear if I don’t answer that buzzer. If I forget to change the sheets, they will still need to be changed the next time I walk by them. And the dishes…you saw that pile in the picture above!

Let me state this for the record: I have a VERY helpful husband around the house. He will do dishes, fold clothes, even clean the bathrooms and more when he is home and has the time. He is awesome like that. But he has another job and that job is time-consuming hard work.

The job of a homemaker may seem mundane, tedious, and insignificant at times, but in the eyes of our families, it is extremely important, whether they say so or not!

And when I work harder to keep the house clean and inviting on a regular basis, I actually enjoy our house more!

I love the feeling of clearing the counter in the kitchen. I love sitting down to watch TV with The Hubby at the end of the day in a clean living room. I love being able to say yes to company at the last minute without needing to frantically clean up!

I just need a little help to stay motivated throughout the week!

During school last year, this verse was posted above Big J’s desk…

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men. ~Colossians 3:23

Now it is my turn to post this verse in a visible place and remember that everything I do around this house can and should be done to the glory of God.

Yes, even cleaning those dirty dishes!

Because the care and maintenance of this home is my job.

And I love my job 🙂

What do you love about your job?

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