“I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word I put my hope.” Psalm 130:5
With my boys’ beds pushed up against the wall, they were inclined to just stand on the other side to make them. They’d stretch and contort, trying to get the job done as quickly as possible. They completely overlooked the fact that they could also stand at the foot of the bed to make it.
Consequently, when I was teaching them, I called the foot of the bed the “Position of Power.” It’s from that vantage point that they can see if things are even, smooth underneath, and if the middle seam of the bedspread lines up with the headboard. Moreover, if they practice throwing and “flying” the bed sheets and blankets from there, everything falls into place faster, and they save time.
They don’t always listen to me. But when they do work from this Position of Power, I can tell. There are less wrinkles and lumps in their beds; the lines are cleaner.
My husband recently asked me to be a sounding board for an issue he was facing. In a roundabout way, my advice to him was a lot like my bed making lesson. Continue reading