Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Fighting the Hectic Life

Library of Congress: Painting by W C Bauer, 1800's.

Home is to be a place of rest. The family should feel at ease and secure. If they are stressed from activities and the pressure of deadlines, or too many projects, there will be tension and misery.

A grumpy husband is soothed by a pleasant environment and a calm wife.  Rambunctious children settle down when they become familiar with a structured routine.

A wife who doesn't take on too many projects, can tend to her home and family duties with a sweet demeanor.

Often, we mothers put too much pressure on ourselves to accomplish too much, and it only leaves us weary.

We certainly have a list of daily tasks, but if they are a regular habit - a routine, we can handle them with an unhurried approach.

We make home a precious place, when we tend to our work in a sweet and steady manner.

Daily we must fight the mentality of being overly busy. We must deal with the onslaught of potential clutter of both things and life, so our homes can be places of peace and rest.

The sweetest reminder of having a peaceful life, is to take care of a newborn baby.  A baby brings out the quietest, most patient devotion in a mother. This helpless, precious infant makes everything else seem meaningless, as Mother sits in a rocking chair for hours, humming lullabies and cuddling that small child.

When the baby is content, mother tidies the house and smiles to the family. She looks over the crib, of that sleeping baby, with the greatest sense of joy. She has won the battle of giving up the hectic life, and traded it for a peaceful, settled life at home.

Mrs. White

From the Archives -

Grace Kelly would never be one of those - Bossy Wives.

Do not focus on a visual result  - The Sum of Godly Motherhood.

It is the memories and daily actions - Homemaking Links the Generations


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Anonymous said...

Beautiful post. Thank you. :)

Unknown said...

Ahhh...peace! I've been thinking about the post you put up yesterday ever since I read it and this is such a perfect follow up---thank you! I am so glad God led me to your blog. He is really using you to help me make some good changes in my life. Thank you for taking the time to write the things you do!

Have a lovely day!


Mary P said...

Thank you for such an encouraging post. It even sounded peaceful and restful as I read it. My husband and children will reap the benefit of this post. :-)

Unknown said...

Oh, I should wasn't the post you published yesterday but something that I hopped to and commented on yesterday... Anyway, if you had the chance to read comments yesterday then you know what I mean---ha! :)

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog and wanted to thank you so much for all your encouraging posts. Our family is facing some rough times ahead (which are about to get roughter) ~ I am reading your wonderful posts on facing financial trials. Such a blessing!
I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

Mrs. Laura Lane said...

I've been way too busy ever since the first of December. All I want to do is stay home and be homemakery. I'm going to do everything I can to stay home next week!

Cathy said...

Mrs. White, What you're saying in this post is so true. I know a Pastor who always encourages mothers of new babies to just sit and hold and look at their babies.

Yvonne said...

Thank you for this post. Even here on the other side of the world we need to slow down. My little daughter is sick and I can not leave the house. She needs my care and attention, so this is a perfect situation to slow down, give her lots of kisses and read books.