Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Housewife Fantasy...

This vintage postcard has the title of "Housewife Fantasy". Sorry fella's...it's sad, but true.

Sure, roses are great. Jewels aren't so bad. But if you do the dishes.....well, there just aren't words to express the infatuation for my man when he empties that dishwasher. It is a beautiful thing.

Leslie has written a fantastic post today about being a "Great Wife". She has been reviewing Ginger Plowman's book, Heaven at Home and chapter 3 was a swift kick to the shins....for me anyway. I reluctantly admit that I have often felt like passing the baton when I see Dad pull into the driveway. Of course, this is not honoring the biblical call of being his wife....their mother....a holy-homemaker. Ginger's word on persevering is a great reminder:

"You absolutely can't do it in your own strength. You can never be strong enough, smart enough, resourceful enough. Putting others first just doesn't come naturally. Laying aside what you want, to serve another with grace and contentment--that is what God calls you to."

I have not read this book yet, but I am anxious to do so. As Christian women we are all striving to create a heavenly haven for our husbands and this post was a real encouragement to do better....today.


Jenn said...

I agree. I was convicted when I read that post - especially because passing the baton is so uch easier. I need to work on that. Oh yeah - and I want to read the book you won - lucky you!

Cyndi said...

I love this picture! Much, um, nicer than the magnet I have on the side of the refrigerator that says, "No husband has ever been shot while doing the dishes." LOL

I agree re: Leslie's post. Loved it, loved it. (Really needed it.)

Laurel Wreath said...

Love the post, thank you for pointing it out. This is something manly man and I had to work through early on in our marriage. Blessings.