Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Some thoughts on homemaking

Most know that I work outside of the home, out of necessity. DH and I bought a house last year and are not able to make house payments and survive on just his check. (I've always worked, it's just out of necessity now).

Having said that, I must say that I envy those that can be a full-time homemaker. If you are married, you are a full-time wife/mother. So please don't think I'm ignoring those roles. I do pray that someday I'll be able to be at home full-time, devoting more time to homemaking and volunteer work. Since we do not have children in our home, it's not "vital". (I think our cats are just fine without full time care LOL) I just want to experience that part of my life. Some may say, what are you missing? Well, I believe quite a bit. I do skimp on some things that I would not otherwise. Cleaning for one. Cooking is a major one. No, I don't do much cooking, it's very rare as a matter of fact. But, given the opportunity, I would embrace this whole heartedly.

So, where is this coming from? I'm being sent a new direction by God. I feel the need and desire to embrace my "womanhood" from a Biblical standpoint. Read Proverbs 31 or Titus 2 and compare that to my current life. Pretty far from it right now. There are other things the Lord has set upon my heart. I'm exploring those as well.

I know I'm rambling, I just can't put my thoughts into words today. Sorry, I have another sinus infection and need to call the dr tomorrow and get in to be seen. But, I think my friends know where I'm coming from, so I beg you to please pray that the Lord continue to speak to me and that I follow.

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

Colossians 3:15-16


Anonymous said...

I will most definitely continue to pray for you. I know how unhappy you are where you are now.

Ok so hormones have a lot to do with this but your post brought tears to my eyes. I'm in a country where your worth is determined by how much you work, even for women. So to be a housewife is very rare and rather looked down upon. I had hubby give me a 'job' at his company just so I can tell people I'm a bookkeeper when they ask (and they do ask, having a profession is very important to people here). So even though you're looking for direction, your post gave me some much needed encouragement. I thank you for that.

I had to laugh when you said your cats would be ok without you home lol. Our poor dog would be lost if I wasn't home to give him constant attention. Cats are so much easier to please. :)

A Day in the Life of Craziness said...

I agree, but still, as you know, Moon, it depends on who you ask as to the worth of staying at home. People think that i can pick up and do anything because I don't have a job. That isn't true. Some people get irritated because I dont' always answer the phone because I am doing school...I have to learn to say no.