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A Time to Give

Boy has it been a busy week... You know being a mom it seems like every week is a busy week. But we do need a time for ourselves or a time that we can call our own and do something that we love. We can find time for ourselves but also use that time to give to someone else. Do one thing to help out yourself and another, and it would be even better if it was a mother!

Recently my grandmother has not been feeling so well. She's had lots of appointments and hospital visits to do extra tests and stuff. Yet, at home she's still doing her daily routine of sweeping, ironing, laundry and more. Recently her oldest son moved in because of personal problems, so she's taken more on. She just tunred 79 years old and I wanted to help her out.

When we were younger, I have another younger sister, we would go over to grandmas and sit on the couch to watch tv or play outside and occassionally my grandmother would have us rake the leaves or help her clean beans, it didn't seem like a chore to us, we were just spending time with grandma and having fun. Now when I go over I sometimes do some dishes.

Now for me relaxing certainly isn't doing house chores, but when I'm doing it for someone else it does seem a bit relaxing and a stress releiver. Something like when I go grocery shopping, if I'm with someone else I feel rushed and want to go in and out as quickly as I can, but when I go alone, I like to take my time, I take my iPod and hum as I shop. Same thing with housework. So, I knew she had a doctors appointment and they never take less than two hours. When I got there at 8am she was already gone and no one was home. So first thing I did was put in her new plants, she loves buying new plants. Then I watered the grass a bit and head on inside. She had a pile of dishes from dinner and I got those washed, and put a load of clothes in the washer while I swept the whole house. It's not a big house, probably under 1,000 sq ft. I also organized the living room, picking up newspapers and mail and stacking them neatly.

I left a note that said thank you for everything and I can never repay you, but I did some housework for you, NOW RELAX! She called to thank me and said that I forgot to take the clothes out of the washer! That's grandma for you.

So, if there's something that you love to do and you want to get out of the house and into someone elses, jump up and do it. Someone will appreciate it and you can get some alone time as well.

This post is apart of Saving and Giving's "A Time To Give." Jennifer hosts it and if you would like to be apart of it or would like to read some ideas on how you can give head on over and leave a comment or write your own blog.


  1. My mom and I always talk about how it's more fun to clean someone else's house. Maybe we should swap on a weekly basis! I bet your grandma appreciated the time to sit down and not have to worry about what needed cleaned up!!

  2. That was such a nice thing to do. Another way you can minister to your grandmother is to go over and have a cup of tea with her. Let her tell you about the good old days. I used to do this with my favorite aunt and will always cherish those memories.


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