Friday, March 1, 2013
Have you ever started your spring cleaning with a happy attitude? Even getting all dressed up and putting on a pretty apron to help set some ambiance in the home? We can listen to classical music or old time gospel and enjoy the task of heavy cleaning. One feels like "a good little housewife" as one takes pride in one's efforts and delights in the work of making and keeping a lovely home. The housewife can sense the gratefulness and happiness as her husband trusts her with all pertaining to home and family.
In today's society, housewifery is still being scoffed at by those who choose another path. I cannot imagine why. It is a precious way of life and something to aspire to. Years ago, there was a club for girls called, "Future Homemakers of America." I wonder if they are still in operation?
To be called a "housewife" is an honor. It is more long term than "a stay-at-home-mom," because a housewife is considered a married woman who keeps the home. She keeps the home fires burning. She is the hostess of the domestic arts. She stays at home whether or not she has children, and she does a marvelous job of setting a happy tone for those who dwell there.
The lady of the house is the pride of her husband and the comfort of her children. Home for her is a life-long career, hobby and occupation. These dear women seek no applause. They seek not fame. The godly housewives of today are the quiet heroes of their communities.
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