Tuesday

Can I Get an 'Amen'?

"And women are tired. We are drained. But it's not from a life of shared adventures. No, the weariness of women comes from lives that are crammed with routine, with chores, with hundreds of demands. As Chekov said, "Any idiot can face a crisis. It's the day to day living that wears you out." Somehow, somewhere between our youth and yesterday, efficiency has taken the place of adventure. Most women do not feel they are playing an irreplaceable role in a great Story. Oh, no. We struggle to know if we matter at all. If we are at home, we feel ashamed we don't have a "real life" in the outside world. We are swallowed by laundry. If we have a career, we feel as though we are missing out on more important matters like marriage and children. We are swallowed by meetings."

from Captivating
by John and Stasi Eldredge

Sarah's addendum: "And, if you work part-time, you can feel both of these ways in any given 24-hour period."

6 comments:

Roxanne said...

Oh. . .AMEN, AMEN, AMEN. . .

AMEN.

We are of the same mind tonight. . .

Ashleigh said...

OH yes! But... what do they give as the solution? Are we just doomed? :grin:

Stephanie said...

Amen, Sister!

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

Oh yes - life can be tough.

Your shriek of delight was great today - thanks!! :) Yes I know my mom and my hubby are just protective. :) I honestly was not hurt at all by their cautious response.

Roxanne said...

Where is my motivation to move???? The sun is shining in Houston. . .but I have a raging no caffeine headache. . .and a VBS hangover from a late meeting. After school I want to go and nap in my chilly house with plenty of covers on top. . .so I need motivation. :) And it's ALL your responsibility!!!!!!!

jessica said...

AMEN!

 
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