This is a message of encouragement to all the ladies out there who chose to dedicate their lives to serving their dear families at home. This is for you, joyful wives, blessed mothers, devoted daughters.
In the course of your life as a keeper at home, maybe – no, probably – you will come across people, who will sneer at what you are doing, claiming it is insignificant. That you aren't creating anything worthwhile. That you could be doing something more important with your life. The really sly ones will even speak to the inner voice of your faith, claiming you could serve God better than being 'just' a helpmeet and homemaker. You will be told a better way of showing your love for God would be to go out and reach out to as many people as possible.
But what you are doing is important. In our world of super speed and super size, we become so wrapped up in the 'grand', glorious things, forgetting that life is not made of grandeur and glory, but of simple moments, of humble joys and sweet memories of the home and family, of relationships we treasure above anything on this earth, relationships that are a reflection of Godly love. This is real life. And it cannot happen without you. Married or not, mother to many or childless, wife, daughter, sister, grandmother, aunt, cousin or friend – by living a sweet and peaceful home life, contentedly, with a smile on your face, you are creating a legacy that will last much, much longer beyond your lifetime.
Some will say – and unfortunately, I received notes of such content on my blog - leave the work of homemaking and serving a family to the less talented, less capable women. And let the smarter ones go and do something 'important'. How insulting, and above all, how foolish it is not to ask ourselves the following question: who will take care of the family and home of those 'more capable' ones while they are out and about, doing something 'really worthwhile'? If we love and honor God, how can we neglect a family He blessed and entrusted us with? No one can love and care like a wife for her husband, a mother for her children, a daughter for her parents. Looking after the ones closest to us should be our first and foremost priority, not to be neglected to pursue any other activity, even if in itself it seems rooted in goodness and kindness. If it would tear you away from the ones who need you the most, it can't be right.
There are many talented doctors, attorneys and scientists. But there is only one you. And you only have one family and one life. By putting your heart, mind and soul into creating a sweet, beautiful, peaceful home for the ones you love the most, you are doing something valuable beyond measure. Some will tell you that what you are doing is not a worthy or even valid choice. Some will compare the destructive chaos in their own crazy lives and your sweet, safe little haven, and out of jealousy will try to rob you of your peace. Don't listen to them. Just go on and keep doing what you have always been doing, creating memories and building a joyful, blessed, incredibly rich life at home.