"She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness."
I've been thinking a lot about this issue lately. Maybe it's because I really need to do my spring cleaning and have been procrastinating, maybe it's all those homemaking blogs I've been reading. Either way, it's an important issue.
Often when I have to fill out paperwork and it asks for my occupation, I'm clueless as to what to write. Now I write - homemaker. Maybe it's tacky, but that is what I am. I noticed recently on a form I filled out that "homemaker" was actually an option. I was happy to check that off!
I'm thankful that I haven't had to work for probably 7 years. My husband has always preferred that I stay at home with the children. I worked at a small day care during Autumn's first year. It was tough. It was mostly the work environment, but I knew I needed to be at home, even if I could take Autumn with me.
Along with this homemaking issue, I've been thinking of how I portray my "occupation" to my daughter. Do I make it desirable to her? Do I make it look fun to her? Does she see my serving my home with a joyful attitude?
I have a long to do list today, and I plan to do it joyfully and include my children. It's not always an easy or fun job. But it is needful, and I'm thankful today to be a stay-at-home mom/homemaker.