I finally did it.
During the past few weeks, I finally realized that I was unable to run a business, keep my home clean and deal with the loss of a spouse. I wanted to give up my job, but I quickly realized that my bill collectors weren't going to allow that to happen.
Since the death of my spouse, I have lost my direction and ability to prioritize the things that I need to accomplish. Often, I feel like I'm walking blindfolded through the woods.
Laurie Carpenter, one of those friends that God moved into my life came to the rescue and helped me hire a housekeeper. I believe that she sensed that I was a man in trouble and knew that if she didn't take charge that it would never get done. I've learned that women are good at doing things like that.
She found a great person, set up the interview and even told me what questions to ask. Although I've hired many people in my lifetime, I've never hired a housekeeper and without her help I would never got it done. Thanks Laurie!
My housekeeper's name is Beth. She comes every week and puts the house back in order. It's amazing what she has done and I'm surprised that she hasn't thrown up her arms and left running. Piles of unwashed towels, unidentified growth in the refrigerator and even gigantic cobwebs haven't scared her off.
Beth is a wonderful woman with a great attitude. You know how some people just seem to be overly happy? She is one of those people. If she never cleaned house again and simply shared the secret to that wonderful attitude would make me very happy.I still don't believe that she understands what she has taken on. Not only does she have to straighten out a house, she has to straighten me out at the same time. I pray that God will give her the strength she needs.