The Weeds Wait For No Mom
by Hannah Keeley
I don’t know about you, but I absolutely LOVE yard work…as long as I’m doing it in the spring or the fall. Yardwork in the middle of the summer is about as appealing to me as cuddling up with a sheet of sandpaper. The mosquitos love me way too much and Virginia summers are hot enough to cook a casserole. I lived in Arizona for six years, and I would take those summers over these sweathouse summers any old day.
But here I am in Virginia, with weeds sprouting up all over the place.
I don’t want to do it, but this week’s special project is tackling all that yard work we’ve been putting off.
The first thing you need to do is…
…go outside with a notebook and a pencil and start taking inventory of everything that needs to be done. For me, that includes spreading some mulch, weeding the driveway, staking in some 4″x4″s, and cleaning out the gutters.
Now, after you complete your inventory, get your whole family on board. My theory is this: we all share the same house, so we all share the same work. Assign tasks to all the kids who are old enough to pitch in (even the younger ones can do something simple like water plants). Now, before you head to the pool or watch a movie in the evening, make sure the tasks are completed.
A family that works outside in the summer together, sticks together (but I think the sweat probably has something to do with it).
Hannah Keeley was once in overwhelmed mom living in a cluttered house, deep in debt, out of shape, and barely hanging on. But one day, after finding herself sobbing uncontrollably into a pile of clean laundry, she realized God has bigger and better plans for her (just like He does for each one of His children). Beginning that day, she began making changes in her life that took her from overwhelmed to overjoyed. Today, she’s helping moms do the same. Hannah, her husband, Blair, and their seven children live in Richmond, Virginia, and are having the time of their lives!
Check out Hannah’s Website Here!