How I enjoyed laundry for the first time in my life.... – Deirdre & Company

How I enjoyed laundry for the first time in my life....

Jul 11 2012


We are home!  Vacation was wonderful and filled with fun and laughter, family time and just the right amount of peace and quiet.  Of course, since I am the Mom, arriving home meant unpacking and a small mountain of laundry.  Now I know that some of you don’t mind laundry, some of you love it, but I am not one of those who do.  Laundry is my least favorite household chore (truly, I would rather clean toilets than do laundry).  Nonetheless, I found myself in the basement working through a load of wash that was ready to be folded, while my mind was working through the details of our upcoming week.   I came upon my daughter’s newest favorite shirt (Angry Birds).  I felt pretty sure that the next morning as she headed off to vacation bible school, this would be her shirt of choice.  And without thinking, I prayed “Lord, help her to have a great day and learn more about your love.”  Next out of the dryer came some socks, and I prayed, “Guide the steps of my daughter the day she wears these.”  Then some of my socks, “Lord, guide my steps as I walk this day.”  Then it was a sheet (yes, I was folding a white load) and my prayer was for blessed and restful sleep.  In no time, my whole load was folded and I had covered my household in prayer.  Now perhaps all you laundry lovers have done this forever, but this was new to me.  The best part, of course, was that I enjoyed my laundry chore, and as I carried the clean things up to rooms and closets, I felt that I was tucking a week’s worth of secret prayers into our dressers and lives.  

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