Home. Since I started out on my own, with my two kids, I have slowly grown to know how important that word is. I chose a life that is hard. I cannot blame God for it. It was because of sin, that I am the single parent in this home. Unfortunately that is the case in a lot of homes these days. God had a special role for the mother. He instilled inside us as a caretaker and gave usa really important job. Home. If there ever was the opportunity to do so, I would eagerly take it. It's not an easy job, though. Think of proverbs 31..she worked HARD.
She got up early in the morning to get the food out and everything for the day. Then she would at times stay up late to get all her work done. She wasn't lazy or idle, but spent it making sure her family was taken care of. Moms..if you have the chance..take it. Working outside the home can leave you frazzled and worn out, leaving your family lacking on the mom and wife they deserve to have. We don't need to live beyond our means but can budget into a comfortable lifestyle. There is nothing like coming home to a hot meal and clean home. To have a happy mom waiting for you. Showering you with love and affection. Mom is the hub of the wheel. Keeping everything in motion. God has blessed me abundantly in being able to work full time with my family and be near my kids all the time. I actually live where I work too, so I can maintain my home at the same time. God has still blessed me in my circumstances. But, there is a healthy difference that you need to take when stepping into being a stay at home mom. It isn't a free ticket to be lazy. To sleep late and lay around watching tv. Also, it doesn't mean to load yourself up with outside functions, be it church etc, to where your family takes second. God has given you the ultimate gift of being the homemaker. To make home the oasis to come to from a long day of work or school. A place where angels can subside. A place where you can show them Christ. It's true..if mom isn't happy..well it just creates a ugly atmosphere. I doubt angels would want to be in a home of anger and hostility. Before, that was me. I was overworked, exhausted..extending myself in all different directions..and my kids were not happy. Maddie became really clingy, desperate for her moms attention, and I was so stressed I didn't even notice. But God did. He was able to change my lifestyle and also my mental attitude to realize how important my role as a mom is..and someday as a wife.
To prepare for me the job at hand. Home. Now I do all I can to make sure it's clean and there is a hot meal for every meal. To not overload myself to where they get a grumpy mom, but where I have time still for them. To stop working for a moment and make a craft with my daughter or laugh with my son when he jokes around. To cherish the gifts that God has given me and to honor the role as homemaker. I take my job seriously now. Goal today...make your home an oasis. Do all in your power to give your husband/spouse/children the attention they deserve. Look around you. Write down what you could do to make your home better. To make it like God would want it to be. To keep a hot homemade meal on the table and clean. A clean home and hot meal sure does wonders towards any families attitude. Even get your kids involved in making meals. I have my oldest make one meal a week and my daughter help me when I make the others. It's an awesome experience!!
A good woman is hard to find, and worth far more than diamonds.
Her husband trusts her without reserve, and never has reason to regret it. Never spiteful, she treats him generously all her life long.
She shops around for the best yarns and cottons, and enjoys knitting and sewing.
She’s like a trading ship that sails to faraway places and brings back exotic surprises.
She’s up before dawn, preparing breakfast for her family and organizing her day.
She looks over a field and buys it,then, with money she’s put aside, plants a garden.
First thing in the morning, she dresses for work,rolls up her sleeves, eager to get started.
She senses the worth of her work,is in no hurry to call it quits for the day.
She’s skilled in the crafts of home and hearth, diligent in homemaking.
She’s quick to assist anyone in need, reaches out to help the poor.