Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Who has time for that?
The work of home is sacred, really. There is no one that can take the place of the wife or mother at home because God himself designed it this way. God gives everyone the same twenty-four hours in each day. It is a choice how we use our time and what we use it for. If I don't have time to cook healthy and delicious meals and also bake nutritious treats then I have chosen not to make time for that. Picked up goodies at the store have their place, sometimes it just can't be avoided, but to make it the norm in one's life is a sad testimony to the value placed on the work of home. No, we can't all be Betty Crocker in the kitchen, but most homemakers can learn how to cook and bake.
Recently my son and I were discussing marriage and what sort of woman he wishes for a wife. He wants a woman who will run his household, raise the children and be his helpmeet. I asked him if he thought there were any girls out there anymore willing to stay home and raise a family without working also. He doesn't know any. Even in our church I see young ladies preparing to go to college and not even considering being a "keeper at home". That may come after education is what is said. Yet, they are ill-prepared for that role. Raised without knowing how to run a household really is a disservice to our girls. We mothers need to train our daughters for that role and we need to help those that aren't being trained so our sons will have a marriage partner that will know how a home is cared for and run.