Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Have You Ever Been Ashamed of Being a Homemaker?

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The most important of the Lord's work...

In today's world, those with a lot of money and what the world deems as important titles are looked up to. Unfortunately, many times, as mothers and homemakers that are home full time are looked down upon because we don't work outside of the home. Most of the things we do are not seen by the outside world and some consider the things we do daily to be invaluable.

There has been many times when I have been made to feel bad about being a full time homemaker because of money issues, things family members have said or even reading comments on social media. There was one time in particular that I remember very well...

My mom and I took our vehicles to a local auto dealership to have the oil changed. While we waited, we were talking to a lady about our children and then came the question. What do you do? I responded, "Oh, I'm a homemaker." She said, "Oh." That was literally the end of our conversation. I could feel the judgement. I felt embarrassed. Almost ashamed for choosing to stay home with my children.

There is something that those who have judged me don't realize. No amount of money that I could have made can make up for the time I have been able to spend with my children and be here for my husband when he has needed me.

If you ever feel ashamed or embarrassed for not working outside of the home... just remember...God knows what we do! He sees the works we do away from the public eye. You are special! Homemaking is honorable and important!

I highly recommend The Confident Mom by Joyce Meyer for encouragement!

The most important work you will ever do is within the walls of your home.

4 comments:

  1. So true. I needed this reminder today. Thank you!

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  2. Seems like both homemakers and those who work outside the home feel less than. I love being a homemaker too and I make no apologies. I also have a huge respect for working outside the home mothers as well.

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    1. I absolutely agree. I think we get judged either way.

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