Hollianne went back to work a couple of years ago.
Once the kids were all in school, Hollianne decided that she wanted to go back to work on a part-time basis.
Her job requires her to travel occasionally. When this happens, I’m always happy to step up and do my part.
But I’ve noticed that things don’t flow so smoothly when Hollianne is out of town. The food doesn’t taste as good. It’s a struggle to get the kids to bed. And, no matter how early we set our clocks to prepare- we’re always running to get the boys to school on time. Worst of all, I can’t keep up with the laundry and dishes…and the kids and I scramble to get the house clean before Hollianne gets home.
We are a hot mess when Hollianne is gone.
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
Hollianne is always greeted by excited hugs and big smiles when she gets home.
It’s a shame that we don’t appreciate all that Hollianne does for our household until she’s out of pocket. Perhaps you struggle with that too. There are many people in our lives that we don’t fully appreciate…often until it’s too late.
My prayer this week is for better awareness of those that make my life complete. Parents. Spouse. Children and friends.
Who are those people in your life? Make sure you reach out to them and let them know how much you appreciate them.
Let me know how I may pray for you. God bless.