Wife, Mother, Homemaker; Thank You!

Posted by Jennifer on February 23, 2010 – 6:54 am

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My Work

I have the greatest work in to world;

A husband to encourage when things go wrong,

When he comes from work to greet with a song,

Denims and shirts to wash and mend,

A helping hand, when needed, to lend,

Three times a day is meals to cook,

To strive to be my best to look,

His back to rub at the close of the day,

For his faithfulness to God I pray,

When hubby’s in the field I take lemonade,

for all these tasks his love has Paid.

I am a " Wife."

 

I have the greatest work in the world;

The job of rocking a baby to sleep,

That of guiding his tottering feet,

A baby’s clothes to launder and fold,

A precious life to shape and mold,

A drink to give from a little cup,

At night his toys to gather up,

Hurts to heal and fears to quell,

A baby to keep clean and well,

A stack of diapers to put,

Oh, what a happy worthwhile day!

I am a "Mother."

 

I have the greatest work in the world;

A home to keep happy, clean and bright,

Make things go smooth and strive for the right,

Jams to cook and jellies to make,

Cookies and pies and bread to bake,

Washing, ironing, and sewing to do,

So many tasks, will I ever get though?

Lettuce to wash and peas to pick,

floors to scrub, lost items to seek,

Dishes to wash and windows to shine,

These and many more tasks are mine.

I am a "Homemaker."

 

Help me, Father, to faithfully work,

Forgive if I unconsciously shirk,

give me the patience and love I pray,

To keep myself in duties way;

With all the hustle that each day brings

May I not neglect the needing things;

Each day to spend time alone with Thee

That Jesus Christ be seen in me.

Thank you for husband, our home, our girls and boys;

Thank you for love which brings me much joy.

Thank you , Lord.

—-Mary Lou Burkholder

Last week was full of back pain, a cold, mounds of laundry, expensive car repairs and I can honestly say I wasn’t thinking thankful thoughts. Beth of Patchwork Chronicles shared this poem and it just touched my heart. Thank you Beth!

And thank you Lord, for placing this reminder in my path. Help me to remember to have the right attitude regardless of my circumstances; please let my heart be filled with gratitude always.

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  1. 1. Beth Said:

    WOW – I am so honored to be noted in your blog today!! I am blessed to know that this was exactly what you needed today! Thank YOU so much for sharing your struggles with us. It’s a great reminder to show that we have so much that we should be thankful for and yet it’s easy to forget in the mundane everyday tasks. Everything we do as wife, mother and homemaker are important! Thank you again!!

  2. 2. June Said:

    What a fabulous poem! Thank you for this reminder of what is truly important!

  3. 3. Cassandra Said:

    AMEN, sister, AMEN!

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