Saturday, February 9, 2013

Mother's Secret

The Grace, 1740

The career woman snubs that stay-at-home mother, thinking what a miserable existence it must be to change dirty diapers all day.  Washing dishes, doing laundry, cleaning toilets...what kind of job is that?  And all for free?  Career Woman feels so liberated as she clocks into work each day, thinking it's great to have to be on time and be needed.  She left motherhood way far behind in the dust.  Maybe one day she'll have a little "rugrat" or two if it suits her, but definitely not now.  She is busy out making a name for herself.

But the stay-at-home mother has a secret.  While she scrubs toilets, cheerfully humming a hymn, she is showing her children how nice it is to bless the family with a clean home.  When she presents the freshly folded laundry, she makes a household feel loved and comforted.  When she plans good, healthful meals, she is helping raise strong healthy children who enjoy the pleasures of a family sitting down together for supper.  When she patiently shows her children how to clean the home, organize it, and cook and bake, she is training future homemakers and some-day husbands who are willing to help.

When she reads her children those Bible stories, she is filling them with a love for God and for His Word.  When she admonishes them for wrongdoing and encourages them when they do well, she is training them in godly character and actions.  When she fills the home with love and joy and peace, she is creating memories with her children that will last forever.

When she stays home and serves and teaches her children, she is building future generations that will go on for eternity.

This is Mother's Secret!

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14 comments:

  1. Beautiful post! I just really need to de-clutter my home again so that I too can find that peace in my home. Working on that this weekend. Although 6 months pregnant with my fifth (and probably final) baby, I have less energy. Anyway, thanks for the kind reminder.

    Have a blessed weekend.

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    1. Mrs. A, I didn't realize you were pregnant again! Congratulations! Will be praying for a safe and blessed delivery. Do you know what you are having?

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  2. Lovely thoughts in this post-- and we know its true because our daughters start to imitate us and want to make the home pretty and cheerful for the rest of the family:)

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    1. They do start to imitate us so how important it is for us to be a good example!

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  3. So so beautiful, thank you. All of our blessings have left the nest,but I am still fluffing for Hubby and the dear children and grands. May you be blessed for speaking truth.Dawn E. Brown

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    1. Thank you, and it's so wonderful you're still at home being a blessing to your family!

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  4. So true! It is too easy to forget what an impact we Mothers at home can have for good.

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    1. It is easy to forget--let this be your reminder :)

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  5. I remember going to work for a short time, I thought it would be so great. A few weeks in to it, my husband said come home this is your job. I am so glad I did! And I never looked back.

    Blessings,
    Amy Jo

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    1. Awesome that he told you to come home. God bless you.

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  6. Having been on both sides of the fence, the home is where I prefer to be, but I am also very mindful those career women didnt get into that thought process until it was planted in their heads and hearts and then of course the reprogramming of our school systems and government.. Satan is very cunning, but we must not be to boastful even in being stay at home momma's because not everyone is scoffing at the SAHM, some of those career women do desire to be home, but unfortunately the lie they and their husbands bought about home and children have caused them to live lifestyles that sadly keep them trapped. We pray for the future generations of wives and husbands that they wont be blinded by satans world system of things. Also too we may never know when we may lose even the very basic necessity of things and we are then forced into a work world just to help sustain the simple life...

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  7. Hello Dear Friend, I so loved this sweet little secret :)
    But I think thee women are catching on!
    I still have a heart for home and will keep fanning the flame.
    I also just started schooling one of my grandsons, so it feels like the old days again, he was so cute!

    Happy Valentines Day!
    Blessings,Roxy

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  8. I really, really love this post. In fact, I love your entire blog. I am following and I check back for new posts often. You are so inspiring. I was reading this post yesterday morning, while working at the computer and juggling my baby on my lap, and you inspired me to close the laptop and slow down to just focus on my husband, my child, and my home. Made hubby parmasean chicken yesterday. He loved it! Come visit my blog, "The Heart of Her Owner," where I am now doing a study of Proverbs 31, verse by verse.

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  9. We completely agree that a clean environment truly does share love with the people who inhabit it! Cleaning and organizing are acts of service that make more of a difference than people realize. We commend you for your faithful commitment to your family. Know that the work you do is important!

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