Monday, November 8, 2010

Month of Thankfulness, Homemaking

I am so grateful for being able to stay at home.  God's providence amazes me in this area and there is no question in my mind he desires me to be at home in order to be the best wife and mother possible.  Because I stay at home there are so many things I'm able to do that I wouldn't if  I were working.  I certainly understand that there are situations where Mom, just has to work, I'm certainly not judging, just sharing the blessing of staying home from my perspective.

-My devotional and prayer life isn't cut short because I'm rushing around.
-I'm able to keep a clean house without the chaos of clutter.
- I get to be a part of my children's firsts, not a day care worker.
- I can provide my family home cooked meals every night.
- My children get my best time, not burnt out time.
- I'm able to take time for myself during the day.
- My husband and I aren't on opposite schedules, so our marriage doesn't suffer from lack of time together.
- I have time to be my husband's girl-friend 
-I can volunteer time to my church on Sunday's because I'm not frazzled.
- I can call family members during the week to bless them and be blessed.

I certainly don't intend to say that someone is a bad parent or wife if they choose to work full or part time.   However, in my family just being home provides more to my marriage and children than a second income ever could.  Of course we've had to make sacrifices, but the benefits far out-weigh them.  I'm so blessed to say being a mother and wife is my full time job, it brings my family and me joy that I simply can't describe.


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  1. Following you from marriage Mondays. :) I totally agree. Being a stay-at-home mom is such a huge blessing! I have recently become one && I love it so!

  2. Oh, I totally agree! After my oldest was born I quit my job to stay home and so did my best buddy at work. However, we changed our lifestyle and she did not, so after less than a year she had to go back to work.

    She said she couldn't understand why I could still stay home and she couldn't. But during that time they had bought a new vehicle, continued eating out a lot and bought lots of other things. As you said, we gave up stuff but they didn't.

    I feel bad for the moms who want to stay home but can't, but maybe some can if they make big changes. I know a gal who actually sold their big house and scaled down to a smaller one so that she COULD stay home.

    We are truly blessed to be able to be with our little ones (well, mine are big now) and not miss out on anything!

    Thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!

  3. Linked from Marriage Mondays. I agree with what you say in this post. My wife was home for 19 years and it was the greatest blessing to our family. wb

  4. I agree that Moms should be at home. We have had a long marriage, on the 14th will be 52 yrs.
    The decision my husband made when we got married was he was to work and I was to stay at home and keep the home fires burning. Unless there was an emergency and I had to work. But that day never came. I have always been a stay at home Mom.
    I know there are circumstances where the wife has to work. I am not judging.
    But to stay at home was a blessing and still is. I have no regrets.

  5. Thanks for listing your article in my party! :D Glad to have you! Please be sure to link back to my article in yours here. That way folks can come and enjoy the rest of the party as well. :D

    I appreciate it...I am am just a small blog and this helps a lot.

    Blessings to you!

    Mary Joy

  6. Mary Joy, sorry I thought I had referenced your link, I've fixed the problem.


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