I know not all women get to be in this situation; some don't want to be, but most do, I would say. I have NOTHING against women that work outside of the home; I know that it is necessary sometimes. And believe me, we could definitely use the extra money right now if I did have an outside job; but my heart is in the home and God made a way for me to be there--even when it seemed impossible.
I'm so thankful.
I do miss the people I worked with at my last job, and sometimes I take being at home for granted. But I would never want any other profession. I hope I'm always a homemaker. Always.
"From the raw material of four walls and a roof, a shelter over our heads, we will have made a home by force of our own personalities.
We will have warmed, cheered, and sustained the head of that house, turned progeny into a family. We will have learned a dozen skills and enjoyed the fruits of such skills. For us the baby will have taken his first step, repeated his first word. We will have heard the schoolchild call "Mommy" as soon as he puts a foot inside the door, not so much to have a reply as to be assured that he is safe, life is ordinary, and that we are there...Free choice, importance, the prizes as well as the perils of a career--they are all ours. What more can one ask of a profession?"
~Phyllis McGinley, Sixpence in Her Shoe
According to The Price of Motherhood by Ann Crittenden, "Homemaking, the fundamental task associated with raising the young, is still the largest single occupation in the United States."
Taken from Queen of the Castle, by Lynn Bowen Walker