I have always had fun with titles. I sit sometimes and doodle about all the different descriptive words I can use that start with the letter F to go with my last name.
TRUE TUESDAY came to me as I was thinking about all the housework I have been able to accomplish already and it is still mid morning. I am waiting for my sweet little girl to accomplish getting herself going for the morning and I can't help but smile.
I have been able to get up with a smile, say my morning prayers, write, workout, do my rosary, watch some news while preparing breakfast for my hubby, sweep/mop kitchen, see my hubby off to work, finish sweeping/mopping all other hard surfaces (bathrooms and entryway), take a shower, wipe down my bathroom, start on Septembers budget, and put on a pretty dress that to me speaks woman!
True woman. I love this dress cause to me it speaks woman, dignity, modesty, elegance, feminine, beautiful, wife, mother, defender of my faith.
That may all sound silly to get all that from a silly dress but it is how I feel right now. It's not frumpy yet I am able to be modest and respectful of carrying myself with dignity and elegance. I remember what I always loved about the X-Files main lady character....her attire was always modest....yet she always still was beautiful and feminine looking.
True to me. I love being a wife and a mother. I have actually always enjoyed doing housework. Yet I would find myself feeling snippy from time to time thinking:
Why do I have to do "xyz"?
Why can't anyone around here help with _______?
I realized....how can my husband know I truly love my role, my vocation, my calling of being wife and mother and teacher....if I complain about those same tasks that actually give me great pleasure in life!
As I came about this realization over this last year....and especially this summer...I shifted my attitude....my mindset......
And it brought me to this morning.....smiling....enjoying....TRULY enjoying my Tuesday morning tasks I had set out for myself.
I smile thinking about how blessed I am to have a husband to really support and love me in all that I do. There is a mutual respect. He knows I will honor his being the head of our house and make sacrifices when necessary. I may not always like what he asks of me but I know it has a greater purpose. And in return he knows my heart to true to him and when I do something it always is because of love for my Lord and for our family.
Each year life gives us interesting journeys....challenges....struggles....seasons......
I am beyond ecstatic at what life has to offer to us at this time in our life. Some of the choices we have made and sacrifices in order to remember just how important it is to put our Lord and our FAMILY FIRST!
Thank you Lord for everything you do for me and my family!