Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Being a Homemaker

"She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness." 
Proverbs 31:27

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.

1 comment:

Alida said...

I call myself a homemaker too... I even write it in on visa forms when we travel!