Thursday, September 10, 2009

Goodbye Pearls and Heels, Hello Maytag

I got a much anticipated gift last night - a new dishwasher. Ours broke about two weeks ago and the first thing I did was head out to buy a dish drainer.

A funny thing happened while doing dishes by hand - I found myself talking to the Lord a bit more than usual. This prayer has been around forever and I found it to be so true:

Thank God for Dirty Dishes
author unknown

Thank God for Dirty Dishes,

They have a tale to tell.

While others may go hungry,

We're eating very well.

With home and health and happiness,

I shouldn't want to fuss.

For by this stack of evidence,

God's very good to us.

And it's true. As I stood there washing, rinsing and stacking dishes I thought about how we never have to worry about a meal. Oh we might worry about figuring out what to eat, but we know that we will eat. And we are truly blessed with home, health and happiness. I enjoy every minute that I'm with my family.

There is a small part of me that is going to miss the dish washing time because loading a dishwasher just isn't the same. The flip side of this of course is that by receiving a new dishwasher I feel blessed for the provision.

My days of being June Cleaver have come to an end with my new appliance. Time to put away the heels and pearls and come back to the days of Delay Wash, Heated Dry and China Cycle.


Rebecca said...

I enjoyed this post. I was just telling my neighbor this morning that I AM SO TIRED OF DOING DISHES!! I think I am going to print out this poem and put it by my sink. :)

Heidi said...

I like this poem, too. And I like my dishwasher, though I have to re-wash the glasses because of a film, where does that come from. Anyway, you can't have everything. I like the dishwasher.

Karlee a/k/a Journijavascript:void(0) said...

I love your comment, your attitude and as always your site. It was really cute. I left my june cleaver a long time ago and currently campaining for the new fangled washer and dryer (front loaders)

God Bless
Karlee/a/k/a Journi

PS - LSSK member