I thought and thought and thought... and nothing I would share would ever be this good. She #nailedit.
A Mother Going To Bed
By Joyce Meyer
Mom and Dad were watching TV when Mom said, "I'm tired and it's getting late, I think I will go to bed". She got up and went to the kitchen and made sandwiches for the next day's lunches, rinsed out the dessert bowl, took meat out of the freezer for supper the following evening, checked the cereal box level, filled the sugar container, put spoons in the bowls, put bowls on the table, started the coffee pot for early the next morning, put some wet clothes in the drier, put a load of clothes in the washer, ironed a shirt, sewed on several loose buttons, picked up the games left on the table then put the telephone book back in the drawer. She watered the plants, emptied the waste basket, hung up the towels to dry, she yawned and stretched and headed for the bedroom.
She stopped by the desk and wrote a note to the teacher, counted out some cash for the school outing, pulled out a text book from under the chair, signed a birthday card for a friend, addressed and stamped the envelope, wrote a quick list for the supermarket the next day. She went and put both of those in her purse.
Mom then cleaned her face, put on moisturizer, brushed and flossed her teeth, trimmed her nails. Hubby called out "I thought you were going to bed." "I'm on my way" she said. She put some water in the dog's bowl, put the cat outside, made sure the doors were locked, looked in on each one of the children, turned on the bedside lamp, hung up some shirts, threw some dirty socks in the laundry basket, had a brief conversation with the one child doing homework. In her own room she set the alarm, laid out clothing for the next day, straightened up the shoe rack, added 3 things to her to-do list for the next day.
About that time the husband turned off the TV and announced to no-one in particular "I'm going to bed" - and he did.
Joyce Meyer said, "Let me tell you something women - you rock. I am telling you what - the details that women take care of and keep up with to run a house, you men, you have no idea what God has given you. You just don't have the slightest idea. 'I'm going to bed' and he got up and he did! And that is true. Women take care of all that stuff, all those little tiny things that nobody even pays any attention to, so you never ever have to wonder if you are a good mother. You never ever have to wonder if you are a good wife. You need to start celebrating all the things that you do, because you are amazing. I mean absolutely amazing. Want to watch? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_kohUz618o
Thank you for all you do every day, friends and fellow Moms.