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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Wood Splitting and Lace

Papa has a week long vacation from work, which is wonderful for all of us.  I asked him what he wanted to do during his vacation.  His answer?  "Chop wood."

I find this answer amusing, consistent, and somewhat mystifying.  I do not, at all, want to chop wood; I'd much rather be sewing headcoverings.  But he is built for it, the wood chopping, and I... am not.

It seems to me that things work best when used according to their design.  I have earned a graduate degree and have built a career, but neither of those things brought me the contentment and fulfillment that comes from being a wife and mother.  So, guilty as charged, I am a complimentarian.

People are individuals with unique paths and life stories.  God called Joan of Arc to hop on a horse, lead the French Army, and save France.  Not typical behavior for a teenage maiden.  So, far be it from me to tell another what he/she ought to be doing.  So far as I see it, that is between a person, and God.

In general though, in a world gone wacky in the back draft of feminism, sexual revolution, and the abandonment of religious belief, I believe that individuals, marriages, and families would be healthier and happier, if we took a few steps forward, with an eye to a long range view of where we have been.

In the meantime, I am glad to have my husband be the one to chop the wood...and he is also.  Funny how that works.

Happy Fourth Day of Christmas!
May all your wood chopping and lace stitching be blissful.

Pax Christi,
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1 comment:

  1. One of the things I've heard the most from friends and family since I had my little girl is "You have always wanted to be a mother and I'm so happy you finally are where you want to be". And to be honest, I never really remember telling most of those people that's what I wanted, but I guess it was just obvious that is what God made me for! What a beautiful post!


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