It is not everyday that I get in bed feeling I did a god job being a wife and mother for the day. Tonight however that is not the case. Before coming to bed, the Christmas decorations are up, the kitchen is clean, the refrigerator is full, and everyone has clean clothes for the next day. Whew! Everyone (except me of course) is peacefully sleeping. I love to listen to all their sounds of breathing and relaxation. Even the dog is content.

If someone would have told me 5 years ago that I would love washing my dishes and shining my sink I am certain there would have been uncontrollable laughter coming from me. Now it leaves me feeling peaceful.

It is not that having a clean home is what my new role of mom is all about. In fact, I am certain that even if I did work outside the home it would still be equally important to me. Its knowing that the space we share as a family is free of all life’s clutter so we can enjoy each other.

I know that all of my tomorrow’s will be crazy and full of adventure. Being ready to wake up before going to bed just makes the morning that much more fun.