A Blessing of Labor

I’m sitting right now, in-between work. I told myself, to bless my husband this Valentine’s Day, I would welcome him home with peace. To him, that is interpreted by an orderly home, a clean home, and a happy wife and children. So I’m serving a dinner I think the children will enjoy eating.

We started the day by playing a homeschool game, however, we have set aside the majority of traditional schoolwork in order to put away and clean, and create this blessing for Dad later.

We will set the table, rearrange some artificial flowers together, create a sand & candlelight  centerpiece, and put some confetti down for flare. We will also create a playlist of music. My oldest son wanted to choose some Charlie Brown music, since he and his father share that together.

Off and on, I’ve done a better and worse job of keeping our home, depending on the season we are in with new babies, and also where my heart is with the Lord. But I find myself intent on serving my husband in his love language: service. Yesterday, I mowed the lawn and swept the walkway and sidewalk. If we have time, I’ll clean up the back yard as well. AND at some point, my oldest will sit and do some math. In the meantime, while cleaning we are listening to our homeschool music, learning by hearing.

I’m not patting myself on the back here, just sharing an example of having a heart of service that has taken me many, many, many years to learn.

How are you loving on your family today?