Saturday, June 13, 2009

Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing. ~Phyllis Diller

Housewife's Prayer
Thank you dear Lord,
For things to do;
Tasks to complete,
That are never quite through.
Thank you for the laundry,
That piles up so fast;
For the tub I just cleaned,
Though I know it won't last.
Thanks for the toys
That litter my floor;
For the mud-caked shoes,
That sit by the door.
Thank you for the fingerprints,
On once-cleaned glass;
Thanks for my carpet,
Now covered with grass.
Thanks for the kitchen
That never stays clean;
For the skillets to scrub
That lay in my sink.
These things in my life
Just prove that I'm blessed;
God gave me a family,
I can live with the mess.
~Sheila Hammock Gosney


Barbie @ Mamaology said...

Amen.....I need to read this daily:)

The View of You said...

that is an amazing poem for mother's!

Tonya said...

oops my hubby was signed in!

dutchroo said...

I needed to read this poem today. I started cleaning Emma's room while she is away in Galena with my parents. Let's just say I feel like I've only scratched the surface. It's an overwhelming task for sure. I've done it many times before and I know it's just going to end up like it is in a month or so. So, right now I'll be happy with what I got accomplished and hope to get in there again tomorrow for an hour or so.

Thanks for the reminder Happi!!!



Kari said...

Great poem-definitely puts things into perspective, that's for sure!