Anyone one can keep a house but not everyone bothers to create a home.
Homemaking is household management but it’s also so much more than that. Sure it’s the delegation of chores, laundry, to do lists and cooking but it’s also about atmosphere, rhythms and delighting in where you live. It’s majoring in family relationships and creating a landing pad for weary hearts.
Homemaking is a worthy calling. It can seem like a bland mission field at times but homemaking at its heart is raising, cultivating people to be compassionate and strong in a world that so needs that. Home is a place that nurture happens and healthy self identity forms. It’s often forgotten about in our world today and seen as anything but important. Home’s can become a place of in-betweens. In between activities, eating and sleeping.
Homemaking is seen as something that has slowly been dying out since the 1950’s but I’m joyously embracing and redeeming my place as a homemaker. “A maker of a home” isn’t that such a beautiful calling for ones who hear?
“Just as a little thread of gold, running through a fabric, brightens the whole garment, so women’s work at home, while only the doing of little things, is just like the golden gleam of sunlight that runs through and brightens the whole fabric of civilization.” Laura Ingalls Wilder
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