Thursday, February 16, 2017

I am a homemaker...

I am not a homemaker because I had too little ambition or education to make anything else of myself. No—I am a homemaker because God has given me the infinite honour of being a wife, and I delight in employing every ability that He has equipped me with in this glad career. I love being home. I love being intimately familiar with each creaking floorboard and each pattern that the sun makes upon the walls as it travels across the backyard. I love making bread and tending my garden and caring for a small menagerie of cats and chickens and a dog who thinks he’s human. But most of all, I love the happy look that I see on my husband’s tired face when he comes in at the end of the day. And I cherish the fulfillment that the Lord gives me in all of these things. Indeed, “my borders enclose a pleasant land”. (Psalm 16:6)

- Mrs. Ivester

This is precisely how I feel. I am blessed to be a homemaker!


Farrah said...

I've read this before. I love it!

Jen said...

Oh, I needed to read this today...over and over again!

Charree said...

I love this and I totally agree. Thanks for sharing it.

Tori Leslie said...

I've seen this before and it's just as good the second third times around.

Anonymous said...

gag. get a job, get some passion, get a life. there's a whole world outside of your kitchen, and it can be thrilling. sickening that some women still feel this way.

Melissa said...


Your life consists of reading a Homemakers blog, and you say "gag". Dear me!
Mrs. U,

Thank you so much for posting this quote, it sounds soooo dreamy!

I'm in love with my bridal portraits that you took the other day, I can't get over how beautiful they are! We had so much fun, laughing and being silly! Thanks for being such a great friend, you've added such joy to my life!

Anonymous said...

How Beautiful!!!
that is exactly how I feel too :)

Wendi said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing!

Kim said...

I love this quote...I agree 100%! Beautiful!

Unknown said...

Being a homemaker is a honor, priveledge and a job. I enjoyed my 4 hours years of taking care of our family and home.
Thank you for sharing this. It never gets old.

Elizabeth said...

Amen!! Love this - Elizabeth

Mrs. U said...

Dear anonymous,

I did not forget about you. :)

You said "gag. get a job, get some passion, get a life. there's a whole world outside of your kitchen, and it can be thrilling. sickening that some women still feel this way."

What exactly is so thrilling that you think I am missing out on?

I DO have a job- I take care of my home and my family. There is no one else who does it exactly the way I do it.

I DO have a passion- serving my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!!

I DO have a life! I have a WONDERFUL life that I am incredibly happy with! I couldn't ask for more!!! TRULY!!!

What is so sickening about women being happy to take care of their families?

Mrs. U

Lydia said...

Mrs. U., If you do not want that anonymous comment, I wonder if you would allow me to have it. It would work quite well in a collection of comments that my daughter and I have, that are equally silly. We could get a lot of mileage out of this one.Since it was posted anonymously, I assume it has no copyright, and maybe it could be useful to shed some light on the beliefs that homemaking is not worthwhile.


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