Five Minute Friday – Laundry



Linking up with Lisa Jo again this week to participate in Five Minute Friday.

Today’s word is LAUNDRY– ready, set go –

It piles up every day, the laundry that my family produces.

With 6 of us in the family, I need to be doing laundry constantly or it would become overwhelming in a heartbeat.

Each morning before I leave for work I start a load on delay. The best invention for a working mom is a washing machine that can be set to run at delay so that it is complete when I come home for lunch. No more stinky laundry – I love it!

At times keeping up with it can be frustrating. The sheer volume of socks that comes out of my dryer taunts me. I despise folding socks. I will fold everything first before those socks and even then the socks might find themselves spinning along with the next load once again.

But if I stop for a moment I can see the blessing in my laundry.

For some, they have to take their laundry out of the home to pay at a Laundromat. I have access to my washer and dryer any time. For some women in the world, a dirty river is the only place available to get their clothes clean. I have an amazing laundry room compared to those standards.

I know there are women out there that would give anything to have to fold pairs or little socks and underwear, but for some reason can’t have children. Hearing mothers complain about something they only wish was a problem for them can be hurtful. I can see that with each sock that needs to be matched it represents a little member of my family.

I know it can be difficult to see something like laundry as a blessing, but it is. The piles represent life. Our life. With each new day there are messes and stains, but there is life happening around us and so I am grateful for the opportunity to serve my family in this way.

And some day I will hopefully defeat my fear of the overwhelming sock basket. For now I will continue to let my husband, who graciously offers to sort them, tackle that part of the job! 🙂

0 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday – Laundry

  1. Jessica

    Yes, the laundry is a blessing in its own way, isn’t it? I needed to be reminded of this today. Thank you for sharing your words and perspective.

  2. Mindi

    I told Mark that I am going to start doing the laundry naked so that for one moment ALL the laundry can be done! Just kidding of course!

  3. Alecia

    What?! A delay wash? Why have I not heard of this before? Amazing!

    I may curse the laundry on a daily basis, but it does remind me of my little blessings and how I wouldn’t trade them for anything! 🙂

  4. Amy P Boyd

    I hate to match up and fold socks too. So much so that I stopped doing it when my kids got to be teenagers. I just put all socks in one basket and everyone finds their own as needed. It drives my OCD friend crazy but it took a lot of stress off me and freed up time to do things I felt were more important.
    I love that you point us to look at our laundry as a blessing of our lives.


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