As I look around my office, filled with stacks of papers, files, and books ready to be put into their place after moving twenty days ago, I realized the office is usually the last room to get organized. Yet it is the one place that holds very valuable information. There are home owner papers from the last home and new home, bills, insurance information, and medical information which all need to be updated with our new address and be accessible for payments or emergencies.
So why do I wait to organize the office? Simply because it’s my place. Most parents, and especially mothers, tend to put themselves last. We’re the last to eat, last out the door, last in the shower, last awake—just last. Yet we are the hub of our families. We have almost all the information about medical and insurance needs, groceries and bills lists, laundry and school work schedules. It’s moments like this that I am feeling the blessing, and at the same time, the weight of being a wife, mother, and woman.
The Lord calls us to partnership with our husband, in fact in the beginning God knew man was not complete without his indispensable helper. That’s what we are—indispensable. Now knowing this, we need to take moments, hours, or days to recharge. If we don’t, we burn out. How can our family function without us? Each parent is indispensable; therefore, we both need time to renew our minds, bodies, and souls. It doesn’t have to been much. It could be a bubble bath, a few hours with a good book, time in the workshop, fishing, craft room, or garden. The list is endless. Every room in a home is important! Everyone in a home is important.
Today, won’t you take time to count your blessings, relax, enjoy, and rejoice.
“I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint” (Jeremiah 31:25).