Thursday, June 18, 2009

Not what I expected...

This is my first time to participate in this meme.
Hosted by Kelly's Korner.
~*~Topic this week~*~
playrooms, bonus rooms, laundry rooms.

Of the 3 I only have a LR
but am too ashamed to show you
how I have let it go.

Since I live in this dream land I went searching for
what I wish my laundry room would look like.

Thought these two were pretty cool.


O.K. how about a little more vintage,
I love the square footage in this one.

Then I thought...how about laundry day
around the world. How do other ladies
deal with this chore.

A fence line in Luperon, Dominican Republic.
Must not have a dryer, you know,
one of those fancy front end loaders.
(under piles of stuff like mine)

Over in India on the Kali River, she not only doesn't
have a dryer but no washing machine either.


Still in India but on the Tista River where mother and daughter
wash their colorful clothes.
How old do you think this little girl is?
Here in America I know people who don't teach their
little ones this basic job and all we have to do is
load a box and push a button.


So after my little tour of laundry day around the world,
I will be more grateful for what I have. And the next time
I find the basket overflowing...


I hope for a happy heart
as I praise the Lord
all the way to the laundry room.

So, I set out to do a simple posting
of laundry rooms and ended up in a completely
different room...my heart. Not what I expected.

Thanks for sharing this little 'God moment'
lesson I had on how to live out
being a Proverbs 31 woman.

Now I'm off to do a little cleaning ;-)


~Candy~

12 comments:

Heather said...

Ah, great post. I wish my laundry room looked some of those first few ones, but am so thankful that I am able to wash our clothes in clean water! Thanks for sharing!

Lynns Lovelies said...

Oh Candy...how I LOVE this post!
We should never feel ashamed and always grateful for every.thing. but especially for every.moment. we have! I have a feeling the Lord had that in mind the whole time you were looking for the photos..Ahh, AMAZING, HE is!
Take care and don't clean tooooo hard!
Hugs,
Lynn♥

Brenda said...

I was feeling pretty blue looking at those first lovely pics, as mine is tiny. But after the last ones, I'm feeling silly.
Brenda

blushing rose said...

If only we fortunate USA gals could see the way these women/people have to live overseas ... we are so very spoiled by our modern conveniences. We are very blessed that God saw fit to place us each in this part of the world. Great post! TTFN ~Marydon

Lady Farmer said...

Terrific post, Candy! It was not what I expected either! So much more!
Thank you and blessings!

Linda said...

Candy, you really put things into perspective! Lovely post and makes me appreciate! Linda

sportzmom said...

Awesome post. I will never complain about laundry again...it could be so much worse! I love your inspiration pics though!

T~T said...

funny girl- I'd love two dryers too!

Kimberly said...

love your post! great way to play and not share your own! mine is a disaster and will not be making an internet debut either! haha! thanks for sharing!

McClure Family said...

great post! you pulled at my heart to! it is great to be humbled often! and i agree, i would love my laundry rooms to look like that too!



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Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Candy,

Love these vintage laundry rooms.
I have a switch plate in my kitchen of the little girl hangining laundry. It's so cute!
I just became a new blogger. Come by for a visit.

Debbie

Brenda said...

Well thank you! I needed to read that as I have a roomful of laundry right now and thinking it's such a chore ahead of me. "Load a box and push a button" yes, that puts it into perspective!

And I've always heard to be thankful for laundry and dirty dishes b/c it means that your family had clothes to wear and food to eat that day! :)

Thanks for this post!