As I was folding my laundry, Josh and I share laundry duties with him doing the "hanging" and me the folding, I realized how I hadn't talked to God all day. How sad as I'm about to go to bed. I needed a way to rectify the situation and in my mind I was already doing something that honored him by being a homemaker and "tending to the affairs of my home" (Proverbs 31:27).
So as I picked up my husbands socks, let me tell you how much of a thorn they can be, but not for the normal reason that he "leaves them everywhere" no, he has vastly improved from when we were first married and that's he didn't turn them right side out when he took them off, but because of how sweaty they can get I didn't want to touch them so then I had to turn them all right side out as I was balling them up, just a waste of time. Now he's very good at it. Back to the socks, I was holding them in my hand and realized that he wears these socks everyday (clearly not that pair) but I wanted his feet to be blessed in the paths he takes in life. As the next sock came I prayed that his footsteps would be guided on the path towards Our Lord.
As the laundry went on my prayers became so personal, as I know the innermost workings of the struggles of our family as most wives and mothers do. So as my clothing came up, the prayers about body image and weight loss came. As I folded the towel that I dry my hair with, I prayed that I would realize the blessing of my hair as some can not have it. As my jeans came up I prayed that I could learn to be more modest in my dress. My last article of clothing was a jacket that Joshua loves to wear and I prayed that it would not only keep him warm physically but also at times where he doesn't feel loved and filled with warmth emotionally and spiritually that he would know the Lord's love and my love from him.
I know it seems crazy but I know I'm on autopilot when I'm folding laundry and what a great time to spend time with the Lord and bless your family! It's a win win situation!
"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing"
1 Thessalonians 5:16,17