Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Trying to be more than a wife wanna be

Okay, So I am not naturally gifted in being a housewife. When we were first married, the dishes would practically sit on the counter ( or counters as the week went on!) until the weekend when David would finally help me wash them. ( I'm not quite that bad anymore!) I could give you stories that would make you cringe, but then you would probably never want to hang out with me anymore so I will refrain. I have good intentions though. I'm the kind of wife who gets really excited and tries to make bread, bagels, English muffins and a pie all in the same day, even though we couldn't eat all of it in a month, but then fails to have a lunch ready for her husband in the morning!
I've just been realizing though, how great a desire I have to raise my daughters to be the best wives I can equip them to be. But unfortunately, that means they have to learn from me!
While I am much better than my former days, I still am not disciplined enough to have a house that I feel truly confidant about. People can come over, I just pray that they don't look in THAT room! We are getting ready to start a new schedule for this school year. Please pray for us that we are successful, as once again, I am one to get all fired up about a thing like this, only to let it slide away two weeks later. As my incredibly gracious husband quotes " If you take care of the little things, the big things take care of themselves!".


Kelly said...

I'm sure you've heard of this, but if not...read this book: Managers of Their Homes - a practical guide to daily schedualing for christian homeschool families - by Steven and Teri Maxwell - www.Titus2.com

Aly sun said...

My wonderful husband always says, "Your first job is the kids and anything else is extra credit." I am constantly trying to do more than I am capable of and then get frustrated because I don't get it all done. Then of course I quit it all together (so I know what you mean). I am currently trying to learn my limits and change bad/sloppy behavior. Another great book is "The House that Cleans Itself" because it teaches you to work with your strengths in housecleaning and keep things from getting out of hand.

Now instead of working on your schedule, you'll be reading -- hehe, we are all works in progress. Keep up the good work.

Grace said...

Thanks for your advice girls! I can use all I can get!!!