My morning routine with Benjamin is pretty nice...wake up, diaper change, breakfast for Ben, coffee for mommy, play together and read books until it is time for his morning nap. Then, once he is down, I race about trying to clean (always unload the dishwasher and tidy up the kitchen from the breakfast clutter) and get ready for the day. I am very good at getting "ready" in a little amount of time, it is the cleaning and chores that usually get me.
I read two blogs this morning (I got off track) about cleaning, simplifying, etc... your home and your life. I admit I battle with this enormous task daily - I have always dreaded housework in general (cooking, cleaning, laundry, ironing, etc...) and have found it very hard to find joy in these chores. I do, however, like a tidy and clean house...and when things are not, it makes me anxious. Before I had Benjamin, when Seth and I were both working like crazy (60+ hours a week), we had help with the clean house stuff...and boy was it nice to come home on Tuesdays and breathe in the wonderful smell of CLEAN. Now that I am a stay at home mom, my duties have changed...no more cleaning up after managers, directors, etc... and training them in workplace issues --> onto cleaning up my house and training (and loving) my son.
I will pray every morning for God to give me resolve and patience to do my chores and tidy my house with JOY and PURPOSE in my heart. I know this is my new job; and it involves making our home the best environment for Benjamin (clutter-free, clean, organized, stimulating and comfortable environment) to grow up and thrive. If I am to be the best mommy I can be...I also need to focus on these (dreaded) aspects of being a stay at home mom.
God has always led me when I have been lost; He has worked miracles in my life. He has blessed me with a beautiful son and an excellent husband. I need to honor Him with this role I am now in. I firmly believe that He can/will help me change my heart and have me humming "Wheels On the Bus" while folding clothes in no time!!