Friday, October 2, 2009

A Laundry Prayer


Thank you for this pile of laundry.

Thank you
that my house is filled with people whom I love
who have health and vigor enough to get dirty,
who live and laugh well in their clothes,
which you have provided.

Thank you
for machines to help me wash and dry,
for the little hands that help me fold,
for the closets and drawers to hold what is clean.

Thank you
for baby drool on my t-shirts
and chocolate milk spots on my daughter's playdress,
for the endless parade of dirty work socks in my husband's boots.
These things are the footprints of blessing
and if those footprints are at times muddy,
it is a grace that we may tidy up in their path.


The Rambling Housewife said...

You made me cry! I'm going to copy this out and post it over my washing machine. Thanks for sharing.

Ann-Marie said...

Thank you, young Moms for sharing. You made me cry, too.
The Rambling Housewife's Mom

Missi said...

This is the fourth blog posting on laundry that I have read this week! I'm developing a theory... seasons are changing and we've all got double the clothes out, maybe? Laundry seems to be taking over everyone. =)

Thanks for the encouraging post!

Fearless Mamma

karen_m said...

Thanks for reading :) I had no idea anyone even knew my blog existed, lol, but I'm glad you liked it. I wrote it because I needed a reminder why I'm wading through all those clothes :)