Being Present in the Home

I read A Woman After God’s Own Heart a while back. It is a great book, by the way.

One thing she talks about is the necessity of being home. I’m not talking about making your home a prison, but more of a “how can you take care of things if you’re not there?”

I understood on a basic level, but as a working mother, couldn’t apply it to my life. I work until bed time for my son. So where was I going to go anyway?

Being home with the boys this summer is a huge change. I am loving it, and my family is too. I think, if the walls could talk, the house is also enjoying the TLC.

The last few days, however, have been busy. Not by the world’s standards – not even close – but for my “recovering after birth” standards. We are out past the boys bedtimes. We leave in the early afternoon. It’s been a little crazy.

And my house has taken a hit. Its messy, not horribly, but worse than it has been.

I guess you could say I had a Eureka moment about being home. I need to be here to keep things running smoothly. I need to be here to hold things together. These past few days have not been bad, not by any means, but they cannot become the norm.

For the summer, I am a stay-at-HOME-mom and a HOUSEwife, and I think my family will benefit from me remembering that.

About anestinthemaking

Hi! I'm Kristi! I'm a mom, a wife, a daughter, a friend. I'm a newbie to sewing and blogging, but I'm excited to get started! Sewing is the first hobby I've really had in a long time. In high school, I sang, I played the piano, I played in the band, I wrote in journals. I went off to college, got married, started a family, and lived a life without hobbies. How boring?! Then I started reading blogs. One thing led to another and soon I was at my co-worker's house borrowing her sewing machine! I haven't looked back since! Sewing is a release for me. It's so much fun to create beautiful and useful things. It's fun to be learning something new, and it's fun to share it with you! So welcome! Take a look around, and let me know you're here! I love to meet people and respond to every message I get! And I can't wait to meet you!

Posted on July 14, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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