So….What does a perfect house look like to you?
As our family is just now coming out of a week of celebrating Christmas, a week of tech rehearsals and a musical, and then preparing for a new baby who was then late…. I’m not sure what the perfect house looks like anymore.
And I’m not sure that I want perfect. Perfect is not real.
Perfect is idealized and idolized. And we never can match up. As I have gotten older, or maybe more seasoned as a mom, or added more kids to our family I have realized that expectations change all the time. And they should change. What I expected to accomplish when I was a mom with one child was very different than now… homeschooling four kids and also having a preschooler and a newborn. In fact as I’m writing this I’m not even sure what my expectations are. We are still very much in an adjustment phase. And I am going to be OK with that.
I think as moms we need to sit down and decide with our husbands and God what we should expect of ourselves, spouses, children and home.
I want a house is filled with love, that is relatively clean, and is a place where our family can enjoy being with each other and learning what it means to serve God daily.
Let’s not live in the Pinterest world where everything seems to be perfect. Even in reading other peoples blogs it’s easy to get the idea that everything they do is perfect. The fact of the matter is that technology and the internet give us messed up perceptions as to what people’s lives are really like. We are really only seeing small snippets of anyone’s lives. And those small snippets are the ones that they chose to show us….usually the good and not so much the bad and ugly! In fact, we aren’t supposed to be comparing ourselves to one another. What God wants for each one of us is so different….we need to seek Him daily to see what he expects of us!
This post is linked up with Hearts at Home 3rd Thursdays Blog Hop. Hop on over to Jill Savage’s blog to see what others are say about “No More Perfect Homes”. Also join us next month for a”No More Perfect Marriages” and March for “No More Perfect Bodies”.