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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Homemaker's Challenge : My Mission Statement

Homemakers Challenge - 31 Days to Clean


I'm a couple of days behind, but here is my mission statement. 

I'm a SAHM.. its all I've ever wanted to be.. God has blessed my desire and given me a lovely home and family.  I want my home to be a happy, peaceful place. I want it to be clean and beautiful because I want it to reflect the beauty and harmony that my vocation is supposed to be. Since God is the center of my life, my marriage and my motherhood, my mission statement is actually a prayer:


Dear Lord

Please help me to remember always
That I am the heart of my home

Let my homemaking be a reflection of 
Your great love and provision for me
Let my home radiate your joy and peace

Help me to use my time, talent and energy
To create an atmosphere in my home
That will nurture and encourage those I love

May each meal I prepare, each chore that I do
No matter how mundane...
Be done with love and in a spirit of servitude

May my home be a place of sunshine
Let your light radiate throughout
Bless the work of my hands, Lord
And may all I do.. honour You

Amen


“Oh Jesus, my Love, my vocation.. at last I have found it! My vocation is LOVE” 
St Therese of Lisieux

" Love proves itself by deeds, so how am I to show my love? Great deeds are forbidden me. The only way I can prove my love is by scattering flowers and these flowers are every little sacrifice, every glance and word, and the doing of the least actions for love." 
St Therese of Lisieux

Update:
I attended Mass this morning and Father quoted St John of the Cross "In the evening of life we will be judged by our love" This quotation is one that St Therese based her life on. What an awesome confirmation for me of what was placed on my heart as I searched for inspiration! 


If you would like to learn more about St Therese of Lisieux , read this.

7 comments:

Stephanie said...

What a wonderful poem! You are expressing many thougthts I had, but could not get in words.
I would like to translate your poem into German and post it at my blog? May you allow me to do?
Please contact me via Email and Thanks!
Greetings!

Lisa Maria said...

Hi Stephanie

Thanks for your encouragement! Sure, you can translate it.. I'm honoured! Good luck with your challenge!

God Bless!

Christin said...

Lovely statement Lisa :) Thank you for joining us and do not stress if you can't catch up. Just jump with the current day's challenge. :)
Christin
Joyful Mothering

"Ima" said...

This is a great prayer Lisa. I love when my house is clean and organized. It is just one way I feel like I am taking care of my family. Now, it isn't perfect-but I do strive to make it homey and comfortable for my family. Thanks for sharing your lovely prayer.

Lisa Maria said...

'Ima', thank you for your lovely comment! I'm hoping being part of this challenge will help me to be more organized. I'm finding that it's really helping me to put more thought into why I do what I do instead of mindlessly going through the same tasks.

Kristin Bridgman said...

We are SO alike:) You just voiced what has been inside of me for the past 30 years. All I ever wanted to do was be a wife and stay at home mother and was blessed to be able to do so.
We've had a family mission statement on our wall for years. Maybe someday I will post that.
Thank you for your sweet words once again at my place.

Tiffany said...

I love your mission statement. It resonated with my heart so much, as it is so much of what I also desire. What a beautiful post. Thanks for sharing.

Be Blessed.
~Tiffany