I started my journey as a full-time homemaker later in life than most. And it was not my decision at first. I actually used to hate the thought of cleaning and cooking all day. But being a homemaker is so much more than that. Yes, there is a lot of cooking and cleaning involved, but there is also a lot of serving your family, having time to help with homework, and eating meals that are good for you and cost effective.
I have always been an assistant at heart; and it shows in my previous career. I loved being behind the scenes making sure everything went smoothly. Once I was able to apply that to my family, a transformation occurred. Now, instead of making sure surgeries are scheduled correctly, patients have all their questions answered, and surgeons’ schedules are run smoothly, I am able to make sure my family is taken care of.
Now I get to focus on healthy homemade lunches and dinners, clean and ironed clothes, and a clean, organized, structured place to come home to. I really enjoy making sure my husband has everything he needs to focus on his career and not worry about the little things at home. I also love that I am available for my daughter and all those mom-daughter moments and homework help. It is all these things that make a life.
Plus (and most importantly), this is how God planned for the family model to be. He created men and women differently so we would fill different roles within the family dynamic. Trying to change that (which a lot in society are doing) will only disrupt the balance at home (and we are seeing that with all of the broken families).
Now don’t get me wrong, I completely understand there are families in which both spouses have to work and I am not knocking that one bit. Heck, we used to be one of those families! Working spouses or not, there are still certain gender roles within the family. But that is a post for another time. 😉