"Your body is the first thing any child of man ever wanted. Therefore dispose yourself to be loved, to be wanted, to be available. Be there for them with a vengeance. Be a gracious, bending woman. Incline your ear, your heart, your hands to them.... To be a Mother is to be the sacrament - the effective symbol - of place. Mothers do not make homes, they are our home." from Bed and Board, Robert Farrar Capon

Friday, June 22, 2012

I Digress

Why can't my two year old and one year old understand the concept of "everything in moderation"?

Take this past Sunday morning for instance, when I had already changed two overnight diapers and three more stinkos by 7:45 am. My husband jokingly said it's because Sunday is a holy day and it's my own fault for writing the "Smell of Holiness" post a while back. Okay, serves me right, see if I ever post something like that again. When baby number three arrives this summer I don't even want to imagine how many diapers there will be. My husband's next "helpful" input for me was that if I simply quit feeding the girls then they'd quit doing diapers, saving us money on both food and diapers. Wow, thank you dear husband for these encouraging words of wisdom! 

And I'm convicted. Both yesterday and today while I laid in bed, trying to pretend I couldn't hear the girls crying because they wanted to get up at 6:00 in the morning, my husband got up and was changing the first morning diapers before I even made it into their room. What an incredible husband I have! Not that I expect him to always be changing diapers, I do know that is a big part of my vocation, but what a nice surprise!

I know that bragging about our husbands is not the main purpose of this blog, but really my husband and many of the other fathers I know are pretty amazing. Not only do they go out and work to support us so we can care for our children (including spending their hard earned money on both food AND diapers), but they also wash us with the Word, deliver the word of forgiveness of sins to us, and even sometimes take up a little slack in the diaper changing realm ;-)

Thank you Lord for my godly husband!


  1. I don't consider a wife's grateful laudation of her husband a digression in any way. :)

  2. Amen to what Leah said, Mary. You could have titled this "In Praise of My Husband on Our Fifth Anniversary," and your praise of him is wonderful. Happy Anniversary, and may you both change many more diapers in the years to come.

  3. I agree with Leah! Praise God for our husbands, indeed! :)


    P.S. My husband did that early morning diaper duty this morning.

  4. I will take any excuse to brag about my husband. He is wonderful! Thank you for the opportunity.