Saturday, February 9, 2013
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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