Tuesday, December 04, 2007
My Thoughts on Home-Caring
We are a one-income family, but that doesn't mean I do not work. I may not earn a paycheck, but my job is just as important as my husband's. I can make or break my family by my diligence, or lack thereof, in all matters of home-caring and with my attitude.
Home-caring is more than just mindlessly taking care of menial tasks. It is a huge responsibility to keep everything running smoothly. There is cleaning to be done, meals to prepare, careful planning and shopping to stay within our budget, and tending to the needs of my husband and children. And that's just the tip of the iceberg!
Anyone can speed-clean a house, but to make home-caring meaningful, you have to put your heart into it and go the second mile. A homemaker works diligently to transform her humble home into a cozy haven for herself and her family. She adds touches of beauty to her home. The home is fresh, clean, and organized. There is always something delicious to nibble on.
Home-caring is a homemaker's love in action. With each yummy meal prepared, she shows her love. When taking care of her sick child, she shows her love. When she comforts and encourages her loved ones, she shows her love. Love is the glue that holds her home and family together.
I don't understand the reasonings today that homemakers are too lazy to do anything with their lives or that in order to survive you need to be a two-income family. If you are trying to keep up with the Joneses, then you would most certainly need two incomes. It's all about choice. You choose what is important to you.
I have chosen to be the heart of my family....to make our home a peaceful refuge, to raise my own children and to ensure that we live well on my husband's income. I am constantly learning new things and my work is varied. When I need to take a break, I take one. When my family needs me, I am available. I am my own boss. My time is my own...and I wouldn't have it any other way.
Posted by Tracy Hathcock