I’m trying to drink 1 cup of barely lukewarm coffee, watching the sun shine through the window and the blackflies beg to come in. I can’t wait to get back out there!
Then I look inside at my house ( which is just really the place where we sleep and collect stuff from the day before) and I see my misgivings, my admittingly horrible house keeping skills, my failure to provide a clean organzied home for my husband and my kids. I beat myself up for a bit then I remember…..
I’m a homestead mom ( although this doenst mean they all have messy houses)
Its 830 in the morning all ready I have, been outside for over an hour after I got the kids out the door I’ve ….
Watered pigs, horses, goats
Milked a goat, filtered the milk
Let out chicks and ducklings and fed and watered them.
I pet the barn dog
I told the baby all the things we need to plant in the garden as we picked weeds.
I had a conversation with both my boys before they left for school today
I am a mom of 4 completely different kids at different stages with different needs.
I run a business
I assist an aging lady close to my heart
We are involved in our marriage and in our kids, our kids are involved.
We have Church and bible studies, men’s group and youth group, farm associations, boyscouts and girl guides. Work, coffee house, youth hub…..
As I pour the rest of my now cold coffee down the drain add my mug to the ever growing pile of dishes, and start turning todays milk in yogurt I remind myself that I pour my house cleaning energy into the things that matter to me. So we live in a disorganzied messy house. But…
Our souls are nourished by nature
Our bodies are nourished by sunshine and rain dancing, bare feet, good homemade fresh food we are connected to, that we know where it comes from.
By conversations and tree climbs
Sometimes by hard work
And lets be honest our immune systems are nourished to.
When I was girl my mom had a plaque on our all with a poem:
It now adorns the wall at my house as a reminder of what really matters…. One day it will adorn the walls of my children to remind them to.
For now I have a messy happy healthy in all the ways that matter to me home. And an amazing girlfirend that can’t come here and not start tidying up. Thank God for her, for sunshine for nature for the good stuff.