I think my art of homemaking post is more for me today than anyone else….but I will share it just in case.
Yesterday, I learned to hang wall paper. Luckily I had the sense to hire someone who had done it before—because normally I am just the “jump in there and figure it out kind of person.” But somehow I knew I’d spent good money on wallpaper—and I didn’t want to mess it up.
So, there I was, hanging wallpaper with a seasoned expert….and it wasn’t as easy as I thought it was going to be. In my mind the seams were going to match perfectly and these sheets were just going to line themselves up on the wall.
Boy, was I wrong. Each sheet took fidgeting, fussying, and coaxing to get it into place. And by the time I was doing a single sheet by myself….I wanted to give up. I wanted the expert to do it.
“Stick to it.” The expert told me.
And I did. Even though that one piece took me almost an hour. I stuck to it. And fixed and fidgeted and coaxed each one of those leaves into the right place.
So, I have been thinking about that quote…stick to it. My grandma used to quote that little poem in the graphic above. “Stick to a task, ’til it sticks to you. Beginners are many, but finishers are few.”
And then I started thinking about motherhood…..
About what in the world I am going to do with a child who has a disability at school? Stick to it.
And what in the world I am going to do with a child that is still throwing tempers tantrums like crazy? Stick to it.
And what in the world am I going to do with a child who still won’t eat anything in sight? Stick to it.
This parenthood thing is not easy……but I can stick to it. And pray that someday all the fidgeting, the fixing and the coaxing will all be worth it.