Wake up...rub eyes...brush teeth...bathroom time...run like mad...dress children...sort laundry...wash laundry...eat...drink coffee..move laundry...eat...sit down...drive...run like mad...eat...fold laundry...eat...laundry, laundry...eat gummy bears... laundry!...wake up....
Now, all of the mundanities of life are not bad. The routines bring special delights and comforts, like the morning greeting of a four year old or the cuddles and smiles of a new baby. But the truth is...no matter how much laundry you finish, there will always, always be more laundry waiting for you. It will never end.
My mom always...always did laundry. I think the only time her washer or dryer was not running was in the middle of the night, when she went to bed at 1am! (She was a night owl to the core!) That is one thing I missed when I moved out of her house was the smell she managed to perfect in her laundry. Some beautiful mix of Tide and Downey...just perfect! I can never manage to get that smell and may never smell it again...
We can rush through the laundry list of life or enjoy the quiet moments: the hidden sock or the refreshingly familiar smell of fabric softener, or the remarkable gummy bears that managed to stick permanently to the insides of my daughter's jean pockets (yep...should have checked that!).
Tonight is New Year's Eve. A moment for welcoming new beginnings and making changes. Also, a night for making resolutions that we will probably fail. However, I guarantee that if the Lord prevails, we will be doing a lot of laundry in the new year!
Don't just let the dirty clothes pile up. Keep going, keep walking, keep running. I want my life to bring glory and pleasure to my Jesus! Even when I am doing mundane activities.
Here's the challenge in the New Year: Glorify God in the small things and be faithful...even to do the laundry!
"One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much" ~ Luke 16:10
Every Move I Make- One of my favorite kids' songs! Turn it up while you are doing the laundry or just playing with kiddos or just sitting at the computer.