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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!

13 comments:

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 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...

Anonymous,

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!

deezie said...

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

Wendi said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing!

Kim said...

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

Rona's Home Page 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 G. 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?

His,
Mrs. U

LadyLydiaSpeaks 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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