I love Homemaking because….

Oh, how I forgot sometimes how much I adore my life and the work God has called me to do. I read this little article here. I tweaked it to fit my calling. Please feel free to print this and post it somewhere when you feel frazzled and are wondering why God called you to this diligent work that seems to never end.

Dear God,

I love homemaking because my time is my own. I dictate how my day will go and that is an awesome thing in this world. Many high paid executives do not have the freedom that I have almost every day.

I love homemaking because yeast, water, and flour make the best smell in the world!

I love homemaking because I get to decorate a corner of God’s Footstool in exactly the way I like it with total creative freedom. No other person on earth will decorate in quite the same way.

I love homemaking because my boys get to lick spoons and bowls and smile with whipped cream and sugar on their lips.

I love homemaking because I can sit and read to my children all day if I want with every pillow we own under us.

I love homemaking because my uniform is a simple apron with simple clothing underneath that I buy at Walmart. When I put it on I feel like a mommy and helpmeet and want to do so many “homey” things for my family.

I love homemaking because I get to keep learning new things to make my home a special place for my kids and my husband.

I love homemaking because I get to listen to beautiful music all day long which causes me to think of my Savior and LORD. My work doesn’t even seem like work with Him on my mind.

I love homemaking because I get to cook some of the most wonderful food on a slim budget causing me to give thanks and praise to Him who shows me the way.

I love homemaking because I can go to the library and check out other women’s wisdom which inspires me in my own kitchen and home.

I love homemaking because I can stop my kids at any time of the day and say, “Let’s pray.”

I love homemaking because I can lay on my bed and have great talks with my kids about the LORD and life.

I love homemaking because I get to smell up my house with some of the best smells on earth: homemade bread, apple pie, fried chicken, baked beans, and cole slaw. And that’s just one meal!

I love homemaking because I can feel the softness of yarn flowing through my fingers as I crochet a Christmas afghan.

I love homemaking because I can sit with other women and their babies and compare struggles and trials; then come away feeling so much better to handle my own babies and struggles and trials.

I love homemaking because I can look at each room in my house as a blank canvas to paint a beautiful picture on for my family. And slowly, here and there, I pick up the beautiful treasures at thrift shops or swap meets to make those canvases come alive with love.

I love homemaking because I create the atmosphere all day in my home. If I am at peace, they are at peace. And the King helps keep me at peace because I have spent time at His Throne in the early morning hours learning from Him.

I love homemaking because I have permission to fail while I learn. I have granted permission to myself recently which makes me feel a whole lot better about learning new things and not being afraid to fail.

I love homemaking because I can plan special little surprises for my husband that bring him such delight: homemade pickles, beets, or sauerkraut.

I love homemaking because when my kids are sick it is no inconvenience. I get to put them right to bed in their pajamas and bring them a “tea table” with a flower, tea, and some special treat to make them smile.

I love homemaking because I get to do things with beautiful fabrics.

I love homemaking because I can gather my kids in my room if I am sick and have them take care of me or just lay next to me and play.

I love homemaking because I get to stretch a budget beyond measure which gives me great joy to see so much done with so little.

I love homemaking because I get to smell a freshly bathed child.

I love homemaking because I can put a fresh tablecloth on my table and transform it into a fancy restaurant with a rose in the center.

I love homemaking because there is always a new recipe to try.

I love homemaking because I can cover up stained couches with beautiful couch covers in a rose pattern my grandmother would have worn to church.

I love homemaking because I can sit in any room in my house and it is used to its fullest. No room is for show. Every room is pleasantly occupied.

I love homemaking because no one can make me laugh like my boys.

I love homemaking because I can grab my camera and capture five muddyboys in a moment.

I love homemaking because I can take full advantage of all the seasons. Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring never get by me. I enjoy each immensely.

I love homemaking because I can bring home some of the best books in the world and know they will get read.

I love homemaking because I know my boys very well and can work with them like no other.

I love homemaking because if I am sick of being inside I can go outside. And if I am sick of being outside I can go inside.

I love homemaking because I can kiss my boys thirty times a day if I want.

I love homemaking because the weather never affects my plans to stay home.

I love homemaking because it makes me more in awe of my mother, grandmother, and favorite aunts causing me to notice their work in great detail.

I love homemaking because my kids can get really dirty and jump in the tub before anyone’s the wiser.

I love homemaking because I am the ” LORD’s Home Servant.”

I love homemaking because no one can run this home like I can. No one knows that man of mine like I do. And no one can tell you about those kids that I live with like I can.

I love homemaking because I can watch a “Leave It to Beaver” or “Andy Griffith Show” and be inspired by June Cleaver or Aunt Bee to do a better job in my home.

I love homemaking because I have time to light candles, put on soft music, and start a fire in the fireplace.

I love homemaking because I know where my boys are, and that gives me great peace because they are beside me.

I love homemaking because I don’t have to wear pantyhose ~ Thanks, Mary for the reminder.

I love homemaking because I get to be HOME.

I love homemaking because God called me to this job and I love it!!!!

Thank you God for allowing me the privilege to stay at home with my 5 blessings each day and to serve you. Thank you for allowing my husband to provide for our growing family. Thank you for giving him the wisdom, knowledge, and ability to perform his job duties effectively. May you give me the wisdom and knowledge to run our home in your ways.

Amen

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3 responses to “I love Homemaking because….

  1. Lisa in ME (SHS)

    Wonderful!

  2. Hey, love this, but please change my contact info so I can get your emails. Hope your day is great!

  3. i love this. my ‘i love homemaking’ list would go on and on and on…

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