My Quiet Life.
Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands... 1 Thes. 4:11
I've found my life to be rather simple and quiet since Henry was born. Not that Henry is quiet, per say, but life is slow. Things are simple and usually close to home.
My boys nap in a staggered pattern, as I mentioned last week, which keeps us at the house for most of the day.
The lie that's thrown my way is that I should be doing more. The enemy (he seeks to steal, kill & destroy) would want to rob this season of its joy and simplicity by comparing me to other people who are in different seasons of life.
It is but for such a short season. the Lord is teaching me the beauty of my quiet home life:
Sitting and waiting for the garbage truck to come on Wednesday mornings.
Building with blocks.
Playing with the water hose in the backyard.
Singing ABC's and clapping along for the 20th time that day.
These are precious times and I sense God's delight in those moments. He is in everything, big and small.
I love the book, Little Women, now more than ever.
I'll try and be what he loves to call me, 'a little woman,' and not be rough and wild; but do my duty here instead of wanting to be somewhere else. -Jo, Little Women
Don't you feel that it is pleasanter to help one another, to have daily duties which make leisure sweet when it comes, and to bear and forbear, that home may be comfortable and lovely to us all? - Mother, Little Women