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My Labor of Love... [message #501] Mon, 13 February 2006 00:28
Tamara E  is currently offline Tamara E
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Registered: April 2005
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Hi Everyone!

Elisabeth Elliot once wrote that she was the type of woman who would do housework for love, not money, and I agree. I also feel the same way about caring for children. Housework, or babysitting would never have been my occupation of choice, but doing housework and childcare for love, well that's another matter altogether. How I love to create a comfortable, inviting, pleasant "piece of heaven" for my husband and children. How I love to care for their needs. And to do it all as unto the Lord --well that's best of all!

This past week I had a productive first of the week only to crash with a virus by midweek. For two days I pretty much stayed in bed while my husband and some of the older kids still at home took care of the house and our 3 yr. old.

Now, I'm feeling much better and making plans to catch up on the house and to enjoy spending more time with my little one again.

Our work may not receive comments or much notice at times, but just take a vacation for a couple of days and what a change in the way the house looks and functions! I know my labors were really missed and my 3 yr. old was SO HAPPY to have Mommy back to take care of all of her needs full time. And you know what, I'm happy to feel like doing all this stuff again, too! It is WONDERFUL to be healthy and I don't take it for granted --ever!

Praying the Lord blesses each one of us and gives us all the strength, wisdom, grace, and help we need to do the work He has given us this week!

"For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister."

--Hebrews 6:10

Tamara (mom of seven; grandma to two so far!)

"There is always enough time and strength to do the will of God"
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