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


Lora said...

Wonderful post & VERY wise for one so young--but we know the source of all wisdom and wisdom is gained at His feet.

The Tylers said...

There is a time for everything. I've been where you are. It is hard not comparing to others....I think so much of you and your family!

Tiffany said...

Ahhh... such a good post. I find myself at times - especially during mundane, quiet times - comparing and wondering if I'm "doing" enough. Then I am reminded that it really is a privilege for ME at this moment in time to be able to just BE with my son. Being... doing... being... oh, the lies! Keep up your good work, C!

Gabe said...

Well said!

Hannah Lee said...

I so needed to hear that! Thank you...

Amy said...

Thanks for this good salve. Seriously.

lindsey said...

I needed to hear this, too! I too often spend my days with this guilty feeling lingering, and I am tired of it! Thank you for the encouragement :).

Anonymous said...

Love this post! You're so right... I long for a quiet, simple life where only the important things, faith, family, and friends, matter. Your boys are beautiful!

Amanda Thompson said...

This has been on my heart a LOT lately! I'm sooo with you. I've struggled to see this season as God's CALLING to me right now. Luke 9:62 "No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God." Ugghh...I'm so good at looking at past seasons of productivity etc. and glamorizing them. I want to be fit for the kingdom! Thanks for the encouragement!!