The weather is cooler, coffee is warm and the floury bread dough under my nails reminds me how blessed I truly am. Something about fall weather, maybe the idea of harvests or maybe just the fact that gray skies force me into a feeling of slowing down a bit...but something about it brings about a deeper sense of gratitude for how God takes care, and provides.
It also inspires me and helps me to recognize the things I do throughout the day are also a loving way to provide for my family here. I am not a bread-winner, by any means. But I can feather the nest, I can turn a few humble ingredients into something good and nourishing, I can keep things running smoothly here. I've even come to a place in my life where laundry doesn't horrify me like it used to. These are the my contributions, my means of providing for my loves.
Proverbs 31 comes to mind today. In particular, verses 10-31. And I'm feelin' all that.
God has blessed me, and blessed my family through the work of my hands. Not to toot our own horns, but it's quite a fulfilling job we women have...don't ya think.