Tuesday, March 24, 2009
to be a homemaker
I am a bit sad in my heart today. It started yesterday
when I was at a meeting. It has lingered.
This lady at the meeting mentioned that she had been laid off for a few weeks now and is just so bored and does not know what to do with herself. She does now have her children at home with her.
She was so dismayed and disgruntled. She put her *new situation* out there for people to comment. What startled me was the opinions that the others had.
The opinions ranged from sympathy, to I know how that is honey, to hey, read a book.
I mean, I wanted my turn to say. "What???--truly there are not enough hours in a day, to fill my time with things I like to do, or want to do, or more IMPORTANTLY, need to do. I was sad as the women giving ideas were, in my age range,some older, some younger and they did not have ANY good suggestions for this young mother. Is it a wonder that the family is falling apart? So you understand, this was not a Christian meeting.
This is the *WORLD's* thinking. The world has so de-valued the role of a homemaker that when one has no choice but to stay home, they are *LOST* .
I don't know if I will ever have a chance to speak and to encourage this young woman. I am NOT shy, so the fact that I didn't even get to put my .02 worth in was unusual.
I don't know her name, the Lord does.
Homemaking----oh one should never be bored.
Really, I know we all get behind etc...but truly I have so many things that interest me.
I really just wish I had the energy to do all the things that I think about.
Sorry this is so longwinded, at least for me.