Sunday, November 9, 2008

Sunday Morning Musing of A Christian Working Mom

Busy. busy. busy. Is there ever a time that we are not busy? Yesterday was a wonderful day for us, packed with activities; fun activities for the family so I was pleased. I love Saturdays like yesterday when we really really enjoy the day as a family.

Today is Sunday. Right now is Sunday morning. I should be happy and excited. This is the day that the Lord has made, I should rejoice and be glad in it, right? I am rejoicing and glad. But here's the "deal" - I also am contemplating on skipping church to do chores around the house so that tomorrow (Monday) I won't be stressed. You see, I am a Christian working mom. I spend 25 hours a week outside our home to earn a living. I should really be thankful because other Christian working moms spend 40 hours a week and I do not know they do it.

And I do not mean for this post to be a rant or a whine. I am honestly thankful of my circumstance and I am truly appreciative of my job. I honestly believe I am so blessed. I am just trying to convince myself to let go. I am convincing myself that skipping church is not the answer to my desire to do my "Proverbs 31" or "Titus 2" duties, if you know what I mean.

After I wash and fold the laundry, there will always be a new pile. After I wash and clean my car, it will be dirty again. After I wash and put away the dishes, we will use them again and they will get dirty, to be washed again. It's a never ending chore. And for me to skip church to try to accomplish these chores is unwise. I just need to let go. I need to savor the happiness we had yesterday as a family with friends and just do what I can do and let go of what I can't.

6:23 AM. Hubby already called me to get back in bed because it's Sunday morning, and I should at least try to sleep in. I will try.


The Farmer Files said...

This came just as I am contemplating skipping church....

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

I totally understand where you are coming from. I "only" work 30 hours a week and 22 of those are in the office. Fridays (thank God!) I get to work from home. But I always feel there is more more piling up!

I've started saying no to any outside volunteer things that are unnecessary and that has helped immensely. I also try to have days where we have nothing planned. We skipped church today, but every once in a while I think you just need a day to veg! (And in reality I'm doing about 5 loads of wash!)

Hang in there!

Joyful Days said...

I'm anxious to hear if you decided to skip or not. I will tell you, no matter how stressed or behind I have been I have never regretted the choice to go once I get there.

Praying for you, Liza. Being a mom is hard work!!

Liza on Maui said...

Julie (Joyful Days), I did go to church. I loved the worship. The teaching was great (on the book of Hosea, the minor prophet,on unconditional love) but I was fighting sleepiness all throughout the preaching. I usually sit in front (2nd row) so I am pretty sure our pastor saw me dozing off (like eyes closed asleep) several times.

Once in a while I do skip church to "rest". I decided not to skip today since there's a holiday coming on Tuesday. I spent more "quality time" with the kids after church - many chores are still waiting to be done but I am ok. Hubby bought Kung Fu Panda DVD so we are all going to watch it tonight. I might fold the laundry while watching ;)

THANKS Jamie (Blondmomblog) for your encouragement.

Now I am curious if farmer files skipped church... I'll go to her blog and check ;)

Alicia said...

good thoughts.