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From "On The Banks of Plum Creek"
"After Laura and Mary had washed and wiped the dishes, swept the floor, made their bed, and dusted, they settled down with their books. But the house was so cozy and pretty that Laura kept looking up at it."
- Laura Ingalls Wilder
Human Frailty of the Godly Soul
"The life of Luther might suffice to give a thousand instances, and he was by no means of the weaker sort. His great spirit was often in the seventh heaven of exultation, and as frequently on the borders of despair. His very deathbed was not free from tempests, and he sobbed himself into his last sleep like a greatly wearied child."
"As for her, like most women, she had but one ambition. To be a good wife and a good mother, and to be beloved by her husband and children, was all she asked. [She was] a busy, affectionate, cheerful little housewife, whose voice would never be heard in the streets, but whose memory would always live in a few faithful hearts."
- Elizabeth Prentiss, 1800's.
A married woman who stays home. This is a lifelong vocation. It is an old-fashioned term, and something to be proud of. Not a "domestic engineer." Not a "home manager." An old fashioned housewife, who keeps the home, and abides there. - Mrs. White
One of the most important benefits of having a full time mother at home, is her prayers. She is in the sanctuary of home. Her concerns and focus are entirely devoted to husband and children, and in the care of their home. She should be in the habit of praying while she cooks and cleans.
While she is washing floors, ironing, and mending the clothing, her beautiful prayers will ascend, as a sweet melody, to heaven.
When her husband and children are out, they feel a sense of peace and security, knowing how much their mother loves the Bible, and is faithful in her loving and fervent prayers on their behalf.
This time of fellowship with the Lord (even in the midst of housework), provides a holy warmth and gentleness to her soul. It softens her heart and helps make her sweet. The family sees this and senses her strong faith.
We mothers, in our own efforts, cannot change the family. We cannot even change ourselves. But striving for a closeness to God; hour by hour and minute by minute, will bring us great joy and contentment. It will bring us into a bright and precious walk with the Lord. This is the state a mother is in, when she lives her life in a way as to have time to pray for her loved ones.
Ideally, this is the mother at home. She is of great value. Her price is far above rubies. No amount of money she could ever make could replace her constant, heartfelt prayers.