Monday, August 16, 2010


I hate growing up.
Life with Mr. Free has been so full of fun.
Responsibility comes with marriage, and a home, and a career, of course.
But we chose to live as child-like and care-free as possible.

I didn't get the laundry done? No biggie.
The house is a mess? There's always tomorrow....
What's for dinner tomorrow? Shoot! I don't know what's for dinner tonight!

That has been my life.

This past week Mr. Free and I have opened our home to a college student at our church in need of housing until able to get a place of their own.

Mr. Free and I now have the role to show this young person what responsibility, a godly marriage, a godly home and a good work ethic look like.

No slacking now.

Someone else's future is potentially on the line.
In order to get our home together in adding a third person, and to have things run smoothly I have made chore charts, event calendars and monthly menus.

Yes, I've made those things in the past. Did I stick to them? Nope. Not usually.
(Did I mention I am totally right-brained and not the least bit Type A? Yeah, you've probably figured that out....)

So in the next couple of weeks I'll share some tips of my newly adapted habits to help our household run as smoothly as possible.

We realize that everything we do is showing this young person how to live, and we want to be the best example possible.
9Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. 10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. 11Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. 13 Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.
Romans 12:9-13

Mr. Free and I could sure use your prayers, words of encouragement and wisdom. If you all have any tips on having a new long-term house guest or other homemaking advice, it sure would be appreciated!!!

1 comment:

  1. My motto is to clean as you go! =) I get totally overwhelmed with big messes, but if I hang up clothes as I take them off, put dishes in the dishwasher as I use them and do one load of laundry every couple of days... things don't pile up as bad and it keeps that ugly "overwhelmed" feeling at bay for me. Good luck! You'll do great and I'm willing to bet (as an added little bonus) you will find your grocery budget will benefit GREATLY from your new planning... ours sure does! =)


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