Thursday, January 20, 2011

Laundry Room Smiles


The other day as I was doing my routine, hamper to washer, washer to dryer, dryer to table for folding. I smiled as I folded a newly cleaned tablecloth.

I lined up the edges, smoothed and folded it in half, lined up the edges, and more folding until it reached the size that would fit into the cabinet. My hands and arms did the physical work but my thoughts were on the little faces around the table that weekend. My mind replayed the clip of seeing little feet dangling over the edge of chairs and smiles with crumbs from a brownie in the corners of their lips. Small fingers were grasping spoons, giggles and chatter abounded. Hmmm...I could see them all here again as I folded this tablecloth.

The act of doing laundry isn't about fabrics,soaps,and water. It isn't about staying clean and cleaning up. It's about preparing for more happy memories. It's about helping those you love have an enjoyable experience as they walk through this life.

8 comments:

Clare said...

Most definately.
Every other Sunday we have a full table and it brings me so much joy.

Normally its just the three of us and thats a joy also but having a table full of people, smiles , conversation etc is wonderful.

Molly Underwood said...

I wish I could visit!
How are you doing Clare?

Clare said...

I am having a few hards weeks at moment (MS) . I call it my roller coaster ride. I have my ups and have my downs.
The Lord is so good, and gives me strength and comfort through all of it.
How are you doing these days?
You are oftern in my thoughts.

Clare

Molly Underwood said...

I am doing well. I can not do all that I would like to for people, but in that I am learning to take the assignments from God. TRYING. I pray your rollercoaster evens out soon....until then, let's raise our hands and say "WHEEE" on the ups and bow our heads and hang on to Jesus on the downs.

Clare said...

Wheee!! Indeed:)

I have been using my time crafting as I struggle doing much else.
I have been lean't Pilgrims Progress on CD (as I struggle to read), and craft happily listening to it.

Clare said...

Just popping by to say hello and hope you are well?
Clare

Molly Underwood said...

Yes, I am well Thank You!
We have returned from traveling 4,900 and something miles across the west. Drive a few days, rest one. Drive a day, visit someone. Phwef!
At nights we would lay our heads on the pillows and whisper, "Are we still moving, or is it just me?"
If it was Europe, we would have crossed countries!

Clare said...

Wow that is some mileage!
UK is so small in comparison.