Friday, September 7, 2007

I am a Homemaker

I have been reading my favorite blogs today and the recent post at The Cottage Nest, reminded me of a sad truth. Some people seem to think that running a home is not a real occupation!

I have had people in my extended family say "What do you do all day" or "Aren't you bored without a real job?" Ha! My current answer to people who ask if I "work" or have a "job" is "I am too busy to have a job."

That is the truth you know. I am not a maid, although I clean my home, I am a homemaker. That means I spend time making my home a warm and welcoming place for my family as well as our friends. I decorate my home, in a way that is comfortable and comforting to my family, I use candles to create a warm ambiance and to add yummy scents to our home, make wreaths, hang pictures, sew, etc.

Our family lives in our home. It is not just a place to sleep at night. I want my husband to be glad to come home at night, so I create a welcoming, peaceful place. This takes work. Some of it mundane, but all of it done with a bigger picture in mind. I do intentional homemaking. It takes skill and time. It takes a willing heart.

To all of you who make a home for your families, you are a blessing!

3 comments:

  1. What a good post! I get the same comments all the time - "what do you do with your time" or worse "you're so lucky to be able to stay home".They have no idea how much work goes into running my household & staying on a budget!

    Manuela

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  2. What a good post! I get the same comments all the time - "what do you do with your time" or worse "you're so lucky to be able to stay home".They have no idea how much work goes into running my household & staying on a budget!

    Manuela

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  3. It makes me feel better to know so many people feel the same way I do. I enjoyed your post.

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