Monday, November 12, 2007

The Invisible Woman


If your empty sock drawer is miraculously full when you wake up the next morning......
you might have an Invisible Woman in the house.

If you've put the last 4 ice cubes into your glass and slammed the freezer door shut and opened it again a day later to find a full box of ice.....
you might have an Invisible Woman in the house.

If you have living, thriving geraniums on the front porch.....
you might have an Invisible Woman around the house.

If the dog is always fed.....
you might have an Invisible Woman in the house.

If the sinkful of dirty dishes disappears into thin air.....
you might have an Invisible Woman in the house.

If there's always soap in the soap dish, shampoo and conditioner in the shower, clean towels in the closet, tooth paste and floss in the drawer.....
you might have an Invisible Woman in the house.

If you always find milk in your frig, Cherios in the pantry, and cookies in the jar.....
you might have an Invisible Woman living in your midst.
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I just finished reading a thoughtful little book for mothers. If you're a mom like me, I know you've felt unappreciated, walked on, invisible. But fear not! Your Heavenly Father sees every deed you do -- every diaper folded, every toilet scrubbed, every button sewed back on, every nose wiped, every dish washed, every sock picked up -- even if the Dear Ones you live with never ever notice. Author of The Invisible Woman: A Special Story for Mothers, Nicole Johnson, reminds us of the builders of the great cathedrals worked by faith, knowing that they would never see the completed project. They believed in the work that they were doing, and they believed that it was all for God. They carved ornate figures that would be tucked behind walls, never to be seen by a human soul, but knowing that their Heavenly Father could see it was reason enough to do it, and do it well.

May the tasks and chores that you set your hands to be lifted up as an offering of prayer and service to God, knowing that if a sparrow falls to the ground with His notice, surely He sees you. (Matt 10:20)

"To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization."
~Harriet Beecher Stowe

2 comments:

  1. Oh I needed this thank yu. I love the reminder xoxoxo Clarice
    PS hang in there today !!!

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  2. How lovely--it's an important and much-needed reminder. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

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