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All In a Day's Work...

Well, it's Monday again! Here we are, back at it for another week. But this week is different than other weeks. Not just because it is the last week of "school" around our house before we take some time off over the summer months. This Monday is different because it is the only time in all of my life I will be able to live this day (Monday, May 17th, 2010). I'll never have this time again. Likewise, this week is the only time I'll ever have this week with my husband, with my children, with my friends and neighbors and extended family members. No matter what I do, I can never regain this time in my life once it has passed. I suspect that's why moms and dads tear up a little bit when watching old family movies. They can look back and see exactly how precious that time was...and sometimes they can watch themselves "waste" that time right there on the big screen in front of their very eyes.

We really can't afford to be discouraged today because of lost moments in our yesterdays, though. Because that doesn't amount to anything substantial in the whole scheme of things. And it's not Biblical, either, because we know that there is now therefore NO condemnation for those who are in Christ. What we can and ought to do is opt to make today count in every way possible. Give your children a hug. Tell them you are so blessed to be their mother. Stop and look at what they are showing you; stop and listen to what they are telling you. Love your husband today - don't wait until tomorrow, do it right now! Pour out your respect for him this day. Spend time with your Lord today - don't wait around until it's a more opportune time. R-I-G-H-T N-O-W is the most opportune time you will ever have!!

So, as you go about your daily duties as a wife/mother/whatever-else-you-may-happen-to-be, don't forget that to-do lists and FaceBook and magazines and sleeping in will never really love you back. They aren't your purpose, but if you aren't careful, they will defeat your purpose and consume your life. Rather than look back one day and see how much was wasted on things that you only meant to use as "a little me-time" or as a survival tool in the world of "Mommy-hood", how about stopping today, right now, and taking care of the most important things in your life (i.e. people)? You will never be sorry you did!

While you work to homeschool your children, remember the most vital work you do each day has very little to do with education and has very much to do with your love shown via your time. Make loving your family and worshiping your Lord the most important part of your day's work. And when you do, prepare to have your socks blessed right off of your feet :)

Enjoy your "work" today!

Day 30 - done :)

Jan L. Burt


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